Good Soldier Wolf: One Man's Struggle for Freedom in Czechoslovakia

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University Press of America, 1994 - Počet stran: 145
This book is a dramatic and highly readable account of the life of a political activist in Czechoslovakia during the period 1952-1990. It covers many aspects of Czechoslovakian culture and history, including orphanages, prisons, protests, strikes, the Soviet invasion of 1968, and the 1989 'Velvet Revolution.' The authors also believe that the telling of Wolf's life is tremendously important in today's society; it demonstrates how the actions of ordinary people can make a difference. While Wolf was being held in jail, thousands of letters piled on the prison warden's desk in Czechoslovakia. It provided Wolf with the feeling that someone cared, and he derived strength from that fact. The letters also showed the prison officials, politicians, and others that their cruel actions were being watched. In the end, the story indicated that when people band together for a good cause, their concerted efforts can make this a better world.
 

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The Little Yellow Bar of Soap
1
Hoisting the Pirate Flag
5
The Kingdom of Nepomuk
11
Ivan Go Home Natasha is Waiting for You
17
From Charles IV to Dubcek
25
Good Soldier Svejk
29
The Committee Against Totalitarian Regimes
33
Charter 77 and a OneMonth Marriage
39
Dont You Ever Learn?
87
The Velvet Revolution
95
The Supermarkets of America
103
Good Soldier Wolf
117
Afterward
123
City of Palo Alto Proclamation of Jiri Wolf Day
125
Medical Mission to Czechoslovakia Part Three The Jiri Wolf Case a June 1988 Report by Helsinki Watch and Physicians for Human Rights
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A poem written in 1989 for Jiri Wolf by High School student Peter Hwoschinsky
133

A Child is Born
45
The Candles of Minkovice
51
Producing a Miracle
63
The Sticky Gun
69
Help Im a Political Prisoner in Czechoslovakia
77
An Address at Stanford University California Honoring Jiri Wolf and Delivered during Human Rights Week on May 11 1990 by Paul Atkins Chairm...
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Speech by Congressman Richard Gephardt to the United States House of Representatives on June 21 1990 as reported in the Congressional Record
139
References
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Stuart Rawlings is a Doctoral Student in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkerley.

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