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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 retired college teacher. Seeking Peace: The Quakers is Kirk´:s seventh published book. It is her second book about an important non-violent resistance movement. The first was Be Not Afraid: The Polish (R)evolution, "Solidarity." (The first received excellent reviews.) Kirk´s other published books include two linked novels for young adults, Warsaw Spring and A Drop of Rain. These books are set in Canada and Poland. Kirk has also published several books about world-famous Canadian novelist, Mazo de la Roche, author of the Jalna series. For more information about Heather Kirk and her books, please see her website at

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