The former Polish electrician tells of his rise from the Gdansk shipyard to the presidency, chronicles the history of Solidarity, and explains how he thinks Poland should react to the changing political climate.
In his autobiography, The Struggle and the Triumph: An Autobiography, Lech Walesa, founder of Poland's Solidarity movement in the 1980s and, later, that country's first democratically elected leader, recounts the path that led him from a position of symbolic power and hope to a new life as head of state in the formerly totalitarian nation.
Gildart Jackson's performance of this dense historical work is extremely well balanced, and he maintains a calm and objective tone even as we follow Walesa through some of his darkest moments as he is forced into hiding during the mid-1980s. This audiobook provides a strong historical background on modern Polish history, as well as a compelling personal narrative.
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