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Revolutions of 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe: A selected bibliography of participant narratives

This short bibliography puts together works, all in English translation, about the revolutions of 1989 by some of the main actors of the event. Works by witnesses of the revolutions, or witness narratives, are listed in the bibliography "Witness narratives." All the listed titles are available at IUB.



Deutscher, Tamara, and Vaclav Havel. Voices of Czechoslovak Socialists. [London?]: Committee to Defend Czechoslovak Socialists, 1977.  134 p.  [DB2228.7 .V65]

Distelheim, L. "Czechoslovakia 1968, Dubcek 1988." Life 11, no. 7 (1988): 40.  [AP2 .L54715]

Dubcek, Alexander. "'After a Long Darkness.'" World Press Review 37, no. 5 (1990): 39.  [AP1 .A88]

———. "Time Is a Gentleman." NPQ: New Perspectives Quarterly 5, no. 4 (1988): 46-49.  [E839.5 .N379]

Dubcek, Alexander, and Jiri Hochman. Hope Dies Last : The Autobiography of Alexander Dubcek. London: HarperCollins, 1993.  354 p.  [DB2221.D93 A3 1993b]

Dubcek, Alexander, and Andras Sugar. Dubcek Speaks. London: Tauris; Distributed in the U.S. by St Martin's Press, 1990.  110 p.  [DB2232 .D813 1990]

Ello, Paul, Alexander Dubcek, and Komunisticka strana Ceskoslovenska. Ustredni vybor. Czechoslovakia's Blueprint For "Freedom": "Unity, Socialism & Humanity"; Dubcek's Statements, the Original and Official Documents Leading to the Conflict of August 1968. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1968.  304 p.  [DB215.6 .E47]

———. Dubcek's Blueprint for Freedom: His Original Documents Leading to the Invasion of Czechoslovakia. London: Kimber, 1969.  352 p.  [DB215.6 .E47 1969]

Gysi, Gregor. Address to the Exltion Party Congress of the Party of Democratic Socialism, February 24-25, 1990. [S.l.]: PDS, 1990.  82 p.

Havel, Vaclav. The Anatomy of a Reticence : Eastern European Dissidents and the Peace Movement in the West. Stockholm, Sweden: Charta 77 Foundation, 1985.  32 p.  [DJK50 .H38 1985]

———. "A Dream for Czechoslovakia." New York Review of Books 39, no. 12 (1992): 8.  [Z1219 .N48]

———. "The Future of Central Europe." New York Review of Books 37, no. 5 (1990): 18.  [Z1219 .N48]

———. Open Letters : Selected Prose 1965-1990. London: Faber and Faber, 1992.  415 p.  [DB2241.H38 A5 1992]

———. "Paying Back the West." New York Review of Books 46, no. 14 (1999): 54.  [Z1219 .N48]

———. "Prague, Dec. 29, 1989." Newsweek 133, no. 10 (1999): 71.  [AP2 .N6 and online through IUB:]

———. Summer Meditations : On Politics, Morality and Civility in a Time of Transition. London: Faber and Faber, 1992.  149 p.  [DB2241.H38 A5 1992]

———. "What Communism Still Teaches Us." New Presence: The Prague Journal of Central European Affairs 4 (2004): 13-14.  [DB2238.7 .N6813 and online through IUB:]

Havel, Vaclav, and Alexandra Brabcova. "The Hope for Europe." New York Review of Books 43, no. 11 (1996): 38.  [Z1219 .N48]

[Havel, Vaclav, and Alexander Dubcek]. "Czechoslovakia ‘A Historic Encounter.’" Time 133, no. 22 (1989): 48.  [AP2 .T5 and online through IUB:]

Havel, Vaclav, and Karel Hvizdala. Disturbing the Peace : A Conversation with Karel Hvizdala. 1st American ed. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1990.  228 p.  [DB2241.H38 A513 1990]

Havel, Vaclav, Karel Hvizdala, and Paul R. Wilson. To the Castle and Back. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.  383 p.  [DB2241.H38 A25 2007]

Havel, Vaclav, and John Keane. The Power of the Powerless : Citizens against the State in Central-Eastern Europe. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1985.  228 p.  [DJK50 .P68 1985]

Havel, Vaclav, and Jan Vladislav. Vaclav Havel, Living in Truth : Twenty-Two Essays Published on the Occasion of the Award of the Erasmus Prize to Vaclav Havel. London ; Boston: Faber & Faber, 1989.  315 p.  [PG5039.18.A9 V313 1989]

Havel, Vaclav, and Paul Wilson. "How Europe Could Fail." New York Review of Books 40, no. 19 (1993): 3.  [Z1219 .N48]

———. "A New European Order?" New York Review of Books 42 (1995): 43.  [Z1219 .N48]

Iliescu, Ion. Integration and Globalization : A Romanian View. Bucharest: Romanian Cultural Foundation Pub. House, 2003.  252 p.  [DR268 .I45213 2003]

Iliescu, Ion, and Vladimir Tismaneanu. Communism, Post-Communism and Democracy : The Great Shock at the End of a Short Century, East European Monographs;. Boulder: East European Monographs; distributed by Columbia University Press, 2006.  501 p.  [HX371.5 .I4513 2006]

Iliescu, Ion, Vladimir Tismaneanu, and Peter Gross. The Great Shock at the End of a Short Century : Ion Iliescu in Dialogue with Vladimir Tismaneanu on Communism, Post-Communism and Democracy, East European Monographs;. Boulder: Social Science Monographs; New York: distributed by Columbia University Press, 2004.  527 p.  [HX371.5 .I4513 2004]

Lustig, Arnost, and Josef Lustig. "Return to Czechoslovakia: Snapshots of a Revolution." Kenyon Review 12, no. 4 (1990): 1-15.  [AP2 .K3 and online through IUB:]

Mladenov, Petur. On the International Situation and the Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of Bulgaria : Report of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Mladenov, Delivered at the Fifth Session of the Ninth National Assembly, July 8, 1987. Sofia, Bulgaria: Sofia Press, 1987.  43 p.

Nagorski, A. "The Loneliness of Lech." Newsweek 119, no. 7 (1992): 33.  [AP2 .N6 and online through IUB:]

Orban, Viktor. Stability and Prosperity : Hungary's Achievements and the New Challenges : Aula Lecture, May 31, 2000 = Stabiilsus Ja Oitseng : Ungaris Saavutatu Ja Ungari Ees Seisvad Valjakutsed : Aulaloeng 31. Mail 2000. Tartu: Tartu Ulikool, 2001.  35 p.

Pollack, M. "Walesa Answers the ‘Eggheads.'" World Press Review 37 (1990): 30.  [AP1 .A88]

Seddon, Mark. "A Lack of Solidarity." New Statesman 137, no. 4915 (2008): 24-25.  [AP4 .N49 and online through IUB:]

Thompson, Peter. "Interview with Gregor Gysi (PDS)." Debatte: Review of Contemporary German Affairs 10, no. 1 (2002): 25-31.  [Available online through IUB:]

Tyrrell Jr., R. Emmett, Vaclav Havel, and Sam Kusumoto. "Other Comments." Forbes 151, no. 13 (1993): 28-28.  [Available online through IUB:]

Walesa, Lech. "Living in a Synchronized World." Vital speeches of the day 72, no. 26 (2006): 754-56.  [Z1219 .N48 and online through IUB:]

———. A Way of Hope. 1st ed. New York: H. Holt, 1987.  325 p.  [HD6735.7.Z55 W34813 1987]

[Walesa, Lech]. "Poland ’Eventually We Will Win.'" Time 132, no. 14 (1988): 37.  [AP2 .T5 and online through IUB:]

Walesa, Lech, and Arkadiuz Rybicki. The Struggle and the Triumph : An Autobiography. New York: Arcade Pub., 1992.  330 p.  [DK4452.W34 A3 1992]

Wilson, Paul, and Vaclav Havel. "The State of the Republic." New York Review of Books 45, no. 4 (1998): 42.  [Z1219 .N48]

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