A Way of Hope: An Autobiography

A Way of Hope An Autobiography Walesa achieved fame in August when shipyard workers in Gdansk won the right to form a free trade union In this long awaited autobiography he gives his unique insider perspective on Solidarity

  • Title: A Way of Hope: An Autobiography
  • Author: Lech Wałęsa
  • ISBN: 9780805006681
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Walesa achieved fame in August 1980 when shipyard workers in Gdansk won the right to form a free trade union In this long awaited autobiography, he gives his unique insider perspective on Solidarity, the events leading to its formation and its fall Concentrating on 1980 81, Walesa covers only briefly shipyard working conditions before 1980 and his internment after 1981.Walesa achieved fame in August 1980 when shipyard workers in Gdansk won the right to form a free trade union In this long awaited autobiography, he gives his unique insider perspective on Solidarity, the events leading to its formation and its fall Concentrating on 1980 81, Walesa covers only briefly shipyard working conditions before 1980 and his internment after 1981 Mary Craig s Lech Walesa and His Poland LJ 9 15 87 places the events in context fully Despite all that he has endured, Walesa remains optimistic about the future His insights make this a valuable book for most collections Marcia L Sprules, Univ of South Dakota Library.

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    1. Interesting, not great. The 1987 edition claims to be a translation from "Le Chemin d'espoir," and as far as I know, Walesa doesn't speak any more French than he does English, so who was his French ghostwriter? My edition doesn't say. His (or her) style is not inspiring. But I'm fascinated anyway. It is a distinctive voice, although something is clearly lost in the translation, and it takes me back to Poland--the cold wet winters, two-room flats full of children, coal smoke, trams and buses, hea [...]

    2. 325 pages. Donated 2010 MayI sometimes feel as if I belong to a past age, the age which is evoked in our national anthem, "Poland has not perished." The conditions in which this anthem saw the light of day are much the same as those we live under today, and the same can be siad of the hopes and values it expresses: courage, defiance, pride. But there will come a time, which I won't live to see, when narrow dPolish problems have been brushed aside, replaced by harmony and peace over our entire pl [...]

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