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A Productive Demolishing of Myths

Author(s): Adéla Gjuričová
Subject(s): Review
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR

Summary/Abstract: Jiff Suk, Labyrintem revoluce: Akteri, zdpletky a kfizovatky jedne politicke krize (od listopadu 1989 do cervna 1990). Prague: Prostor, 2003. 508 pp. Photographs, chronology of events, index of names. The book under review, which won its author the Magnesia litera Prize in 2003, presents a detailed analysis of the changes in Civic Forum strategies for taking power and an exploration of regime-change in Czechoslovakia in 1989/90. The reviewer praises Suk's work with primary sources, his theoretically informed and open-min¬ded approach that avoids the pitfalls of historical determinism, his debunking of oft-repeated legends concerning the events and actors, and his uncommonly good writing style.

  • Issue Year: XI/2004
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 206-209
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Czech