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NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE COLD WAR READERS The series, edited by Malcolm Byrne, explores key episodes in the Cold War based on the latest archival documentation from the former Soviet bloc and newly declassified Western sources. Edited and introduced by scholars affiliated with the National Security Archive’s “Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe Project,” the series represents a truly multinational approach to Cold War history. Funding for the Openness Project has been provided by the Open Society Institute, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The series has been produced in cooperation with the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for the Scholars in Washington, D.C. “An important and very revealing contribution to a better understanding of a particularly critical phase in the Cold War. The documents provide a sense of intimacy to the complex interactions between American and Soviet decision makers as well as an insight into the internal Communist debates.” ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI, former U.S. National Security Advisor “This volume puts the pieces together for the last moment of communist control and the start of the end of communism. With a set of documents, it tells the story of the perceptions and misperceptions that made for Solidarity, for martial law, and for communism’s failure. It is the “whodunit” of one of the major events in the Cold War and required reading for anyone who wants to understand how the communists could have so much power and be so out of touch.” PROF. JANE LEFTWICH CURRY, Santa Clara University Co-editor, Poland’s Permanent Revolution ABOUT THE EDITORS ANDRZEJ PACZKOWSKI is a historian and professor at the Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. MALCOLM BYRNE is Director of Research at the National Security Archive, an independent research organization based at The George Washington University in Washington DC. Other titles in the series: A CARDBOARD CASTLE? Edited by Vojtech Mastny and Malcolm Byrne 2005, 768 pages ISBN 963-7326-08-1 THE PRAGUE SPRING, 1968 Compiled and edited by Jaromír Navrátil with Antonín Bencík, Václav Kural, Marie Michálková and Jitka Vondrová 1998, 596 pages ISBN 963-9116-15-7 UPRISING IN EAST GERMANY Compiled and edited by Christian Ostermann 2001, 492 pages ISBN 963-9241-17-2 THE 1956 HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION Edited by Csaba Békés, Malcolm Byrne, János M. Rainer 2002, 598 pages ISBN 963-9241-48-2 CONTENTS Foreword by Lech Walesa Preface and Acknowledgments Acronyms and Abbreviations Chronology of Events The Polish Crisis: Internal and International Dimensions by Andrzej Paczkowski and Malcolm Byrne PART ONE THE BIRTH OF SOLIDARITY PART TWO FRATERNAL ASSISTANCE PART THREE FROM CRISIS TO CRISIS PART FOUR SEARCH FOR A “POLISH SOLUTION” PART FIVE FINAL PREPARATIONS PART SIX CRACKDOWN Main Actors Bibliography Index ˆ Central European University Press Budapest – New York Sales and information: Website: From Solidarity to Martial Law The Polish Crisis of 1980-1981 A Documentary History edited by National Security Archive Cold War Reader CEU Press From Solidarity to Martial Law From Solidarity to Martial Law 95 documents on the events that represent a pivotal moment in modern Polish and world history: 16 months between August 1980 when the Solidarity trade union was founded and December 1981 when Polish authorities declared martial law and crushed the nationwide opposition movement that had grown up around the union. Transcripts of Soviet and Polish Politburo meetings, proceedings of Warsaw Pact gatherings, notes of bilateral meetings and telephone conversations, White House memos, CIA analyses, reports from Polish Col. Ryszard Kuklinski and other formerly secret materials provide a revealing picture of this critical Cold War episode. ˘ foreword by Lech Walesa Andrzej Paczkowski and Malcolm Byrne ˘` ...