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The Eagle and the Small Birds: Crisis in the Soviet Empire From Yalta To Solidarity
The Eagle and the Small Birds: Crisis in the Soviet Empire From Yalta To Solidarity
By Michael Charlton
University of Chicago Press, 1985, 192 pp
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The eagle is the U.S.S.R., the small birds the satellite states of Eastern Europe. Michael Charlton, a commentator for the BBC, interviews a galaxy of former officials and experts who can speak with authority on what happened at Yalta, on the Sovietization of Eastern Europe, and on the crisis of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Oral history at its best, largely because of Charlton's skillful guidance of the conversations.