Peter Siani-Davies is Director of the Center for Southeast European Studies and Senior Lecturer in Modern Southeast European Studies at the University College London. In this book Siani-Davies reconstructs the rush of events during the three weeks of revolutionary upheavel in Romania, probing several lingering mysteries about the nature of the Ceausescu regime's overthrow. Was it a popular uprising? Was it a pre-planned coup d'etat? Were foreign agencies covertly involved? Who were the mysterious "terrorists" causing havoc on the streets of Bucharest and in other cities? Were the numbers of reported deaths exaggerated? Based upon his interviews with participants as well as on published sources, on official documents, and on radio and television transcripts, this book has been acclaimed as the most thorough study of the 1989 revolution in Romania that has yet been published.