Death of the Dark Hero: Eastern Europe, 1987-90 - David SelbourneLondon: Jonathan Cape, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. The contents lightly toned with age with scattered foxing.
Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the title page - without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs on individual leaves; Maps;
From the cover: “For three years, from early 1987, David Selbourne travelled the countries of Eastern Europe as the momentum of reform gathered pace and ended in uprising and revolution. This is a record of the most sensational events to have occurred in these countries since the late 1940s. What happened and why? The historic answers are revealed by the protagonists themselves as events unfold, in a period in which former outlaws became heroes, leaders of the old order were vanquished and nations were liberated from thraldom. Combining fine observation and a profound grasp of the issues involved, the writer by skilful questioning elicits from some of the leading actors in these dramas their fears, hopes and reactions to events around them. He records bitter accounts of privation and victimization, as well as moving testimony of the rise of hope in the heart and, finally, descriptions of triumph.”