Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009.
Book — xx, 280 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Introduction: the Cold War "from the bottom"
The Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The Poznań uprising
1956 and its legacy.
"Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956" offers a social history of the mass movements that prompted political change and altered Polish-Soviet relations in 1956 but avoided a Soviet armed response. Pawel Machcewicz focuses on the people's expression of grievances, and even riots - as opposed to 'top-level' activities such as internal Communist Party struggles. He carefully depicts the protests that took place in Poznan in June 1956 and across Poland the following October and November. The manuscript is based largely on new archival materials (mainly Party and security apparatus documents) that were originally prepared to provide detailed information to the Party leadership about what was happening on the ground. The book includes a selection of photographs from Poznan in June 1956 taken secretly by the police. (source: Nielsen Book Data)