The year that changed the world
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New York, NY : Scribner, 2009.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
943.1087 MEYER
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A riveting, eyewitness account of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War from the Newsweek Bureau Chief in that region at the time.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many still believe it was the words of President Ronald Regan, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!,” that brought the Cold War to an end. Michael Meyer disagrees, and in this extraordinarily compelling account, explains why.

Drawing together breathtakingly vivid, on-the-ground accounts of the rise of Solidarity in Poland, the stealth opening of the Hungarian border, the Velvet Revolution in Prague, and the collapse of the infamous wall in Berlin, Meyer shows how American intransigence contributed little to achieving such world-shaking change. In his reporting from the frontlines of the revolution in Eastern Europe between 1988 and 1992, he interviewed a wide range of local leaders, including VÁclav Havel and Lech Walesa. Meyer’s descriptions of the way their brave stands were decisive in bringing democracy to Eastern Europe provide a crucial refutation of a misunderstanding of history that has been deliberately employed to help push the United States into the intractable conflicts it faces today.

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Book
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 255 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1416558454 (alk. paper), 9781416558453 (alk. paper)

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"Scribner nonfiction original hardcover."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Meyer, M. (2009). The year that changed the world. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, NY: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Meyer, Michael, 1952-. 2009. The Year That Changed the World. New York, NY: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Meyer, Michael, 1952-, The Year That Changed the World. New York, NY: Scribner, 2009.

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Meyer, Michael. The Year That Changed the World. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, NY: Scribner, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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