The Reluctant President: A Political Life of Vaclav Havel -::- Michael Simmons

The Reluctant President: A Political Life of Vaclav Havel -::- Michael Simmons lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: Methuen, 1991, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables [1];

From the cover: Of all East Europes post-revolutionary leaders, Vaclav Havel has had the most extraordinary and dramatic career.

Basically shy and reflective a writer and thinker by instinct he was pushed onto the centre stage of politics against his will. Less than a year before he became Czechoslovakias President, he was in prison not for the first time for attempting to lay memorial flowers in Pragues Wenceslas Square. In November 1989, in that same vast square, he led the gentlest revolution Europe has ever seen. He had emerged out of the dark years of dissidence, unprepared…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily so at the margins.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 229 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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