Witness to the Eastern Bloc revolutions of the 1980s with Professor Timothy Garton Ash (158)

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Professor Timothy Garton Ash is a British historian, author, commentator and Professor of European Studies at Oxford University. Professor Garton Ash witnessed some of the most critical moments in the Eastern Bloc during the 1980s as these populations threw off Communist rule.

He provides us with vivid details of his time in East Germany, Gdansk, Poland where in 1980 the first free trade union in the Eastern Bloc was formed, and his time with then dissident Vaclav Havel when the Czechoslovak Communist government resigned in 1989.

Professor Garton Ash genuinely had a front row seat to history and provides us with fascinating and profound analysis of those incredible years.

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