Havel: A Life


Václav Havel was one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century: iconoclast and intellectual, renowned playwright turned political dissident, president of a united then divided nation, and dedicated human rights activist. Written by Michael Žantovský—Havel’s former press secretary, advisor, and longtime friend—Havel: A Life presents a revelatory portrait of this giant among men and the turbulent times through which he prevailed.

“Havel was one of the most important intellectual-troublemaking statesmen of his time–a nonconformist, determined to live in truth, who questioned the system, his countrymen, and himself constantly. No one is better suited than Žantovský to describe, interpret, and analyze this moral giant. Žantovský’s biography of Havel is written with great understanding, candor, and love–and provides us with expert analysis of not only politics but Havel’s plays to boot.” –Madeleine Albright

With pages of photos and excellent writing, this hardcover biography of Václav Havel is not to be missed.

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Weight 30.4 oz
Dimensions 9.25 × 6 × 2 in

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