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The Resource Prague spring, Simon Mawer

Prague spring, Simon Mawer

Label
Prague spring
Title
Prague spring
Statement of responsibility
Simon Mawer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York Times best-selling author Simon Mawer's latest novel plunges into the suspenseful world of 1960s Czechoslovakia, revealing the divide between war games played by idealistic young Britons and deadly real-life politics. In the summer of 1968--a year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter-- Oxford students James Borthwick and Eleanor Pike set out to hitchhike across Europe, complicating a budding friendship that could be something more. Having reached Southern Germany, they decide on a whim to visit Czechoslovakia, where Alexander Dubc̆ek's "socialism with a human face" is smiling on the world. Meanwhile, Sam Wareham, First Secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country with both a diplomat's cynicism and a young man's passion. In the company of Czech student Lenka Koneckova, he finds a way into the world of Czechoslovak youth, its hopes and its ideas. For the first time, nothing seems off limits behind the Iron Curtain. Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background. The Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev is making demands of Dubc̆ek, and the Red Army is massed on the borders. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion?
Summary
Two Oxford backpackers confront the realities of Alexander Dubcek's socialist philosophies in turbulent 1960s Czechoslovakia, while a British diplomat stationed in Prague connects with the youth scene in the face of a gathering Red Army
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10739055
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mawer, Simon
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
Target audience
adult
Label
Prague spring, Simon Mawer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063597061
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781408711156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006452461
Label
Prague spring, Simon Mawer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063597061
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781408711156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006452461

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