416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2981-0
Published: August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1852-4
Published: October 2014
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Utilizing archival research and interviews with Polish and American government officials and opposition leaders, Domber argues that the United States empowered a specific segment of the Polish opposition and illustrates how Soviet leaders unwittingly fostered radical, pro-democratic change through their policies. The result is fresh insight into the global impact of the Polish pro-democracy movement.
About the Author
Gregory F. Domber is associate professor of history at University of North Florida.
For more information about Gregory F. Domber, visit the Author Page.
"[Empowering Revolution] is beyond a doubt the single best work on the subject currently available in English, and it is among the best new
studies of international politics behind the Iron Curtain to appear in years."--Jeff Engel, Passport
“Domber properly places in context the respective roles of the reform policies of the Reagan administration and the Gorbachev government.”--Choice
"[A] richly detailed work of history."--International Affairs
“A tour de force of new diplomatic history.”--Journal of Slavic Military Studies
"Empowering Revolution will lead to fundamental revisions in history. . . . The book . . . teaches us about present-day international politics: the failures of intelligence, the power of civil society, and the lesson that the efficiency of soft diplomacy remains relevant in the twenty-first century.” --Idesbald Goddeeris, Leuven University
"An example to many graduate students of how to do contemporary international history.”-- Sarah Snyder, American University