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  About the Authors

 expand section1  The last session of the National Commission. Things are heating up. Attack by night. "Lech is also surrounded." Apparent strength and real weakness. Why Solidarity allowed itself to be taken by surprise.
1collapse section2  Fighting in the factories. Counting our mistakes. Passive resistance: the origin of defeat. People write letters. Five people on guard at gate number two. The fall of a symbol. The techniques of pacification. The strikes are over.
 Frasyniuk I.2
1Borusewicz I.3
 Bujak I.4
 Borusewicz I.4
 Szumiejko I.2
 Borusewicz I.5
 Bujak I.5
 Lis I.3
 Borusewicz I.6
 Frasyniuk I.3
 expand section3  The Pyrrhic victory of the generals. The spontaneous beginnings of conspiracy. Attempts to make contact: Gdansk, Wroclaw, Warsaw.
 expand section4  We have OKO. Difficulties in making contacts. The resources at our disposal. The quarterly balance.
 expand section5  Constructing the foundations: factory organizations. Conflicts in Lower Silesia and Mazowsze: "extremists" on the attack. The beginnings of regional structures: history, specifics, organization. The ICC: a centralized structure or a federation?
 expand section6  Disputes over the program. The "long march" or the "short leap." Toward a general strike. The unexpected third variant: May 1 on the streets.
 expand section7  A mass movement or a cadres' organization? Strikes. Demonstrations: the authorities impose a poll tax. The "front of refusal." The independent circulation of information: press and radio. Embassies. Underground intelligence and counterintellegence: "things best left alone." Special campaigns. "People I'd like to smoke out."
 expand section8  Models and traditions: the Home Army underground, "We're not going to take to the woods," the pre-August opposition, the nineteenth- and twentieth-century illegal labor movement. The inheritance of the Left: the authorities have stolen socialism. Nationalist thinking. The role of the Church. Attitudes toward the regime. Antipathy toward ideology. "Why should we toke ideas from the West?"
 expand section9  The people of the underground. Motivations. Activists' origins: former dissidents, Solidarity activists, new recruits. The younger generation in the underground. Nameless heroines. Landlords. Social life. "In bathing trunks everyone looks the same." How to escape the Security Service. Family tragedies. "I'm abnormal." Loneliness. Underground love. Personality disorders. "We of the first brigade . . ."
 expand section10  August 1982: success or disaster? Delegalization. "They ought to admit their mistakes voluntarily" The strike in the shipyard or a missed oppurtunity. A day in November.
 expand section11  Why de we need a program? The implementation of the "underground society." Is there a future for "Solidarity Today"? The advice d experts. To whom are these words addressed?
 expand section12  The ICC in a new role. The chairman. Factories and factions. The knitting of the Network. Upper Silesia after awakening. The maturing of underground agencies. "Let's be professional!" The papal pilgrimage. The 1983 amnesty and disappointed hopes. Who leaves the underground and with what. General strike. A Nobel Prize for Solidarity.
 expand section13  Self-examination. The balance of profit and loss. There are no victories without victims. Views of the future. When to leave and how to return. "This is our last chance."

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