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1989: End of the Twentieth Century
Nineteen eighty-nine marked the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of apartheid, and the "Beijing Spring" protests in Tiananmen Square. This engaging reader focuses on critical questions like "Why was the world caught by surprise by these events?" and "Why did the revolutions in Eastern Europe and in South Africa end in jubilation, while the protests ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company
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An incredibly helpful collection of documents which provide the framework for the various revolutions and rebellions that rocked Europe and Asia during 1989. A perfect introduction to Walesa, Havel and others for the beginning student. Well annotated and organized.