Literary Nonfiction. Political Science. Eastern European Studies. A collection of essays, speeches, and eyewitness accounts from those directly involved in the events of 1989 in Central Europe, WITHOUT FORCE OR LIES includes essays, speeches, and eyewitness accounts from Andrei Sakharov, Václav Havel, Alfred Herrhausen, Reiner Kunze, Edith Anderson, Eric Gabriel, Günther Grass, Ewa Kuryluk, Leszek Balcerowicz, Adam Michnik, Josef Škvoreck, Tamas Aczel, George Paul Csicsery, Norman Manea, Thomas A. Oleszczuk, John Jekabson, William M. Brinton, "Z" (anonymous), and Mikhail Gorbachev.
William M. Brinton was the founder of Mercury House, Inc. in San Francisco. An attorney with a background in international law and litigation, he was the author of The Alaska Deception and A Role for the Small Press: Publishing in a Global Village. Alan Rinzler has been an editor at Simon and Schuster, MacMillan, Holt, Bantam, and Grove Press, and was one of the founding members of Rolling Stone magazine. He lives in Berkeley, where he is both a psychotherapist and freelance editor. Author City: CA USA