You can find information on books, journal articles, and other resources focused on the Prague Spring on this page. Access to books and journals is available through Indiana University Libraries.



The Prague Spring and its Aftermath : Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970. Kieran Williams. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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The Prague Spring : A Mixed Legacy. Edited by Jiri Pehe. New York, N.Y. : Freedom House, 1988.

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The Prague Spring 1968 : A National Security Archive Documents Reader. Compiled and edited by Jaromír Navrátil. New York : Central European University Press, 1998.

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The Kremlin and the Prague Spring. Karen Dawisha. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1984.

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Prague Spring: A Report on Czechoslovakia 1968. Z. A. B. Zeman. Penguin, 1969.

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My Crazy Century. Ivan Klíma ; translated from the Czech by Craig Cravens. New York : Grove Press, 2013.

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The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. Peter Sís. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

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Journal Articles 

"The Scheming Apparatchik of the Prague Spring." Mary Heimann.
Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 60, No. 10, "1948 and 1968: Dramatic Milestones in Czech and Slovak History" (Dec., 2008), pp. 1717-1734.

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"The Prague Spring: 20 Years Later." Milan Svec.
Foreign Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 5 (Summer, 1988), pp. 981-1001.

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"Ten Years after the Prague Spring: Lessons for Eastern Europe." Vladimir V. Kusin.
International Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4, "Prague 1968: The Aftermath" (Autumn, 1978), pp. 663-677.

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"Socialism With a Human Face: The Leadership and Legacy of the Prague Spring." Anna J. Stoneman.
The History Teacher, Vol. 49, No. 1 (November 2015), pp. 103-125.

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"Kafka and the Prague Spring." E. Bahr
Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4, "New Views of FRANZ KAFKA" (Summer 1970), pp. 15-29.

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Other Resources

Prague Spring '68 dailies and periodicals covering all spheres of social life on microfiche. Edited by Jan Obrman, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Leiden, The Netherlands : IDC, c1990. 2,032 microfiches : ill. ; 11 x 15 cm. + 1 printed guide and index ([4] leaves : ill ; 28 cm.)

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Newspaper articles from World Newspaper Archive, Indiana University subscription.

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Czechoslovakia Invaded by Russians and Four Other Warsaw Pact Forces. New York Times.

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Magazine Articles from the following:

Der Spiegel

International Viewpoint

Les Lettres Françaises*

The Nation

The New Yorker



*Issues of Les Lettres Françaises pertaining to the Prague Spring are only available in print, but are accessible through Wells Library. Although several issues from 1968 contain articles supporting the liberalization of Czechoslovakia, the August 1968 issue openly criticized the Soviet/Warsaw Pact invasion.