In the future, there will probably be streets in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest bearing the name of Timothy Garton AshKarel Kyncl
A wonderful combination of first-class reporting, brilliant political analysis and reflection.
New York Times Book Review
[Garton Ash's] own involvement in these events, intellectual and emotional, is of such intensity that he can speak... from the inside as well as from the outside. Yet the sense of historic dimension... is never lost. And the quality of the writing places it clearly in the category of good literature.
Along with the historian's long view, Garton Ash has an eye and an ear for the telling detail.
Washington Post Book World