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Synopsis: Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of perestroika released new forces throughout Soviet society. In Lithuania this process resulted in a psychological-cultural revolution. Deep-rooted feelings, long suppressed, exploded, demonstrations and mass meetings ensued, and the face of the society changed. Although at the beginning of 1988 Lithuania appeared to be one of the relatively conservative republics in the Soviet Union, by the end of the year it stood among the leaders in pushing change. By 1990, Lithuania was even forcing Moscow to respond to its initiatives for independence and economic reform.
Is Lithuania the prototype of a nation emerging from the collectivity of the Soviet Union? Alfred Erich Senn, who was present during most of this piece of history in the making, believes that it may be. He documents the dramatic events and changes in Lithuania during 1988 with the perspective of a historian and the immediacy of a participant.
The reader will easily grasp the whole spectrum of political activity in Lithuania, and the range from right to left among Lithuanian activists. And, because the Lithuanians have emerged among the leaders of change in the Soviet Union, Senn's account provides a key to later developments, in terms of both political movements and political personalities.
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"What this book offers is an extremely detailed account of how, in 1988, Lithuania began a revolution. . . . Knowing this part of the story I can better understand the dramatic developments of 1989 and 1990. Also, by analogy, I have a better sense of what is going on elsewhere in the USSR."—Daniel Chirot, author of The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe
"An impressive achievement of the kind we rarely find in the field: diligent and thorough, consistent and original, marked by considerable perceptiveness and not without an intriguing personal touch."—Tomas Venclova, Yale University
Title: Lithuania Awakening (Society and Culture in ...
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Good
Book Description University of California Press, 1990. Condition: Good. 1ST. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3629900
Book Description University of California Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-. First Edition. Ex-owner's stamp on front endpaper, else a very good copy of the first printing in the original dust jacket (mild edge wear). Seller Inventory # mon0000076696
Book Description University of California Pre Berkeley, CA 1990, 1990. First Printing Hardbound VG-/VG-., DJ 8vo, 294, Light wear to book and DJ. ISBN:0-520-07170-0. Seller Inventory # 008937
Book Description U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. B/W Photos (illustrator). First Edition. (full book description) U of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 294pgs(Index). B/W Photos. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. ISBN 0520071700 PRICE REFLECTS 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY220893I