Havel

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Vaclav Havel was a man of dazzling gifts and versatility: a playwright turned politician, iconoclast, intellectual, human-rights campaigner and the first post-Communist president of the nation he helped to free. Written by his former press secretary and long-time friend, this balanced and candid biography charts his privileged upbringing, his career as a writer, his imprisonment for his part in the Prague Spring of 1968, and his pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution that brought freedom to Czechoslovakia in 1989.

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Havel

Havel

A Life

Grove2014

Hardback557pp Illustrated

9780802123152     Product Code: 225853

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Vaclav Havel was a man of dazzling gifts and versatility: a playwright turned politician, iconoclast, intellectual, human-rights campaigner and the first post-Communist president of the nation he helped to free. Written by his former press secretary and long-time friend, this balanced and candid biography charts his privileged upbringing, his career as a writer, his imprisonment for his part in the Prague Spring of 1968, and his pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution that brought freedom to Czechoslovakia in 1989.

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