BBC journalist Nick Thorpe has witnessed first-hand some of the most tumultuous events of the past twenty-five years in eastern Europe: the Velvet Revolution in Prague- the bloody uprising in Romania- the bombing of Belgrade- and the economic crashMoreBBC journalist Nick Thorpe has witnessed first-hand some of the most tumultuous events of the past twenty-five years in eastern Europe: the Velvet Revolution in Prague- the bloody uprising in Romania- the bombing of Belgrade- and the economic crash of 2008.But for Thorpe the revolutions of 1989 roll on, yet to reach their conclusion.The old cold war has been replaced by a new cold war — this time between the people and the state.In ’89: The Unfinished Revolution Nick Thorpe weaves the political with the personal, anecdote with analysis, to produce an energising and important account of history in the making.It is the most detailed account yet published of the transition from Communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe.The jury is out on the [...] revolutions of 1989, their deliberations will be helped by this book.
Norman StoneNick Thorpe is the only British journalist to have been based full-time in eastern Europe since before the fall of the Iron Curtain.Nick Thorpe began reporting from Budapest in February 1986 and was the first western journalist to be based there. He covered the dying years of eastern Europe’s regimes, and the revolutions which toppled them, for the BBC, the Independent and the Observer.
He witnessed the collapse of Yugoslavia, popular uprisings in Bulgaria and Serbia and the transformation of non-violent to violent resistance in Kosovo. As the BBC’s Central Europe correspondent he continues to report the successes, and the failures, of a revolution which never quite reaches its goal.
Nick Thorpe is married with five children and lives in Budapest.Endeavour Press is the UKs leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks.
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