A History of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company, 1948–1989

How a Small, Landlocked Country Ran Maritime Business During the Cold War



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A History of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company, 1948–1989
How a Small, Landlocked Country Ran Maritime Business During the Cold War
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This book offers a comprehensive history of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping Company (C. O. S.) from its beginning in the late 1940s until the fall of communism. Owned by the Czechoslovak state, C. O. S.'s activities were shaped by Soviet standards. This unique study is structured according to the different phases of the Cold War and highlights the political aspects that determined C. O. S.'s fate. Lenka Kratka focuses on two contradictory economic dimensions that C. O. S. had to engage with. Being part of the planned economy of a socialist state, it also dealt with companies in the capitalist West. Another paradoxical aspect of C. O. S. emerges from the memories of former Czechoslovak seamen, who experienced relative freedom when being aboard and strict communist regime control while at home with their families. Kratka's book offers fascinating insights into a neglected topic, using thus far untapped sources and building on primary research in oral history and personal memory.
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Lenka Krátká is a researcher at the Centre of Oral History at the Czech Academy of Sciences. She is part of the funded project group Czech Society during the Normalization and Transformation Period: Biographical Narratives. She lectures at the Oral and Contemporary History Department of the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague.
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Lenka Kratka offers a remarkable, comprehensive piece of work on the history of the Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping (C.O.S.) company. Her book is really unique since the history of the C.O.S. and of Czechoslovak maritime business in general are among the research topics least reflected in Czech historiography. She writes with talent and erudition.

?Prof. Miroslav Van?k, head of the Oral History Centre, Czech Academy of Science
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Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Lenka Kratka
Herausgeber/-in Andreas Umland
Anzahl der Seiten 296
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.2015
Gewicht (kg) 0.3850
ISBN-13 9783838206660