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Be Not Afraid:
The Polish

Written by
Heather Kirk

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276 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874283
$19.95 CA

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About the Book

Be Not Afraid is an introduction to the Polish non-violent resistance movement, "Solidarity." As distinguished British historian Timothy Garton Ash has explained: Solidarity was the icebreaker for the end of the Cold War.

Solidarity involved ten million people over a period of ten years. It freed Poland from Soviet domination. It contributed greatly to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 and to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. It killed precisely no one.

Be Not Afraid takes a complex topic and makes it accessible. Jokes, poems, and songs provide refreshing and illuminating pauses in the narrative. Brief, imagined eyewitness accounts arouse interest. Almost 100 archival photos document this almost unbelievable story.

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About the Author Heather Kirk

Heather Kirk is a Canadian author and college teacher. Her books include two linked novels about Poland for young adults, "Warsaw Spring" and "A Drop of Rain." "Wacousta" and "Be Not Afraid" were published by Borealis Press.

Heather Kirk lived and worked in Poland for two years. She has also published poems and several award-winning articles about Poland. For more information about Heather Kirk, please see her website at

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