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Berlin witness : an American diplomat's chronicle of East Germany's revolution

Author: G Jonathan Greenwald
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a remarkable combination of personal reflections, official dispatches, and sophisticated political analysis, Berlin Witness recounts the dramatic story of the erosion of communism in East Germany and the forging of the new united Germany. Jonathan Greenwald arrived in East Berlin in the summer of 1987, when discontented East German youths were shouting "Gorby, Gorby!" on Unter den Linden and Erich Honecker was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Erlebnisbericht
Tagebuch 1989
Named Person: G Jonathan Greenwald; G J Greenwald; G Jonathan Greenwald; G J Greenwald
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Jonathan Greenwald
ISBN: 0271009322 9780271009322 0217009328 9780217009324
OCLC Number: 26767250
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The deceptive calm, May and June 1989 --
The silent crisis, July and August 1989 --
The fall of Honecker, September 1989-October 17, 1989 --
The peaceful revolution, October 18, 1989-November 12, 1989 --
Afterword : the year of the German unity, November 13, 1989-October 3, 1990.
Responsibility: G. Jonathan Greenwald.
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This work offers an insider's view of life and personalities in East Germany as the Soviet Empire began to crumble in 1989. From 1987 to 1991, the author was Political Counsellor at the American  Read more...

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