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The Final Act: The Dramatic, Revealing Story of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group

Goldberg, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0688068596 / ISBN 13: 9780688068592
Published by Morrow, New York, 1988
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24 cm, 320, illus. Inscribed by the author. A study of the human rights organization, its prominent members Yuri Orlov, Yelena Bonner, Anatoly Shcharansky, and Aleksandr Ginzburg, and of the nature and expeience of social and political dissent in the Soviet Union amidst KGB repression. Bookseller Inventory # 31385

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Title: The Final Act: The Dramatic, Revealing Story...

Publisher: Morrow, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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Book by Goldberg, Paul

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When the Soviet Union signed the Helsinki Agreements on human rights in 1975, physicist Yuri Orlov, Anatoly Shcharansky, Yelena Bonner and Aleksandr Ginzburg formed a group whose declared purpose was to monitor the U.S.S.R.'s compliance with the accord. Playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities even as they were being infiltrated by Kremlin moles, this gutsy band of intellectuals was soon catapulted into the arena of superpower politics. Their protests, reported in the Western press, became a chip in President Carter's bargaining with Moscow. The Moscow-Helsinki Watch Group attracted Russian nationalists, Zionists, Catholics, Pentecostals and ethnic separatists to the cause. Similar movements sprang up from the Ukraine to Poland; but, by 1982, the outcome for most of the dissidents was imprisonment or forced silence. Goldberg, a freelance journalist, draws on Russian-language sources and interviews to recreate the dissidents' conversations and maneuvering in great detail. It's a remarkable story of blind courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
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