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3/ ... Also one on Lída Baarová, a Czech actress who became famous in German films before the war and continued acting during the occupation, and was jailed several times by the communist regime. There are chapters about the Prague Spring in 1968 and about the experiences of participants in Charter 77.

The essays cover historical incidents, however the books is not at all dry. The author is a talented storyteller. The chapters on Bata and on the Stalin Monument are utterly fascinating.

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@dmk Hmmm....love a good book. Will have to look for it.

Too many good books, so little time!

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