A Worthy Successor to a Great Father: A Political Biography of Prokop Drtina Cover Image

Důstojný pokračovatel velkého otce Politická biografi e Prokopa Drtiny
A Worthy Successor to a Great Father: A Political Biography of Prokop Drtina

Author(s): Jakub Rákosník
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR
Keywords: Great Father; Political Biography

Summary/Abstract: Koutek, Ondřej. Prokop Drtina: Osud československého demokrata. Prague: Ustav pro studium totalitnich režimů and Vyšehrad, 2011, 435 pp. The important politician and member of the Czechoslovak National Social Party, Prokop Drtina (1900–1980), the son of a politician and philosopher, Professor František Drtina (1867–1925), had hitherto been one of the eminent fi gures of Czechoslovak politics who was still without a biography. Making his publishing debut, the historian Ondřej Koutek has, according to the reviewer, achieved a successful, positivist, standard political biography in which he portrays Drtina’s life, chiefl y as a public fi gure, while paying most of his attention to Drtina’s work as Minister of Justice in the post-war government of the National Front. The argumentation of Koutek’s book is well balanced, based on a representative selection of primary sources and secondary literature.

  • Issue Year: XX/2013
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 211-214
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Czech