The Struggle and the Triumph by Lech Walesa
An Autobiography

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The former Polish electrician tells of his rise from the Gdansk shipyard to the presidency, chronicles the history of Solidarity, and explains how he thinks Poland should react to the changing political climate.
 

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Walesa if the founder of Solidarity Trade Union and Former President of Poland.
 
Published November 13, 1992 by Arcade Publishing. 330 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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According to Walesa, the key player during this turnabout was not himself but Pope John Paul II, under whose spiritual leadership ``Europe recovered its identity, becoming a continent of free countries.'' Emotions surge during the Pope's three visits to Poland, each ``as necessary as the sun,'' r...

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In this speechifying autobiography, Poland's president delivers a dramatic and self-dramatizing account of the rise of the Solidarity movement, his role in the labor strikes of 1988, his battle with the Polish Communist party and his election to the presidency.

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