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Candle for Poland: 469 Days of Solidarity
Candle for Poland: 469 Days of Solidarity
By Leszek Szymanski
Borgo Press, 1982, 128 pp

A brief but pithy account of Solidarity's days of glory from August 1980 to December 1981. The author sees Solidarity as a national opposition, not just a union, but has some harsh words for the ignorance and bad judgment of its leaders (including Walesa) in not being able to make a bargain to become a junior partner of the Communist Party and thus save the country. But even had they tried, it takes two to tango. As a bonus, there is a useful appendix of pertinent documents.