In addition to revealing the events surrounding the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, this is the first book to document a Cold War crisis from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is based on unprecedented access to previously closed archives of each member of the Warsaw Pact, as well as once highly classified American documents from the National Security Council, CIA, and other intelligence agen...
Series: National Security archive cold war readers
Paperback: 596 pages
Publisher: Central European University Press (May 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3792700
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Read it before going to Prague in April 2015.Very complete but lengthy if you have the time and interest....
hly readable volume, the books offers top-level documents from Kremlin Politburo meetings, multilateral sessions of the Warsaw Pact leading up to the decision to invade, and transcripts of KGB-recorded telephone conversations between Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Dubcek. To provide a historical and political context, the editors have prepared essays to introduce each section of the volume. A chronology, glossary and bibliography are included as well. The editors are members of the commission appointed by Vaclav Havel to investigate the events of 1967-1970.