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Dissolution : the crisis of Communism and the end of East Germany

Author: Charles S Maier
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This book explains the powerful causes for the disintegration of German communism as it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Maier
ISBN: 0691078793 9780691078793 0691007462 9780691007465
OCLC Number: 36023957
Awards: Winner of New England Historical Association Book Award 1998.
Description: xx, 440 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Losing Faith --
Ch. 2. The Economic Collapse --
Ch. 3. The Autumn Upheaval --
Ch. 4. Protagonists of the Transition --
Ch. 5. Unification --
Ch. 6. Anschluss and Melancholy --
Epilogue. Wrapped Reichstag, 1995.
Responsibility: Charles S. Maier.
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