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Driving the Soviets up the Wall : Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961.

Author: Hope M Harrison
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008.
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The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative argument: the East Germans pushed the reluctant Soviets into  Read more...
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Harrison, Hope M.
Driving the Soviets up the Wall : Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hope M Harrison
ISBN: 9781400840724 1400840724
OCLC Number: 742333686
Description: 1 online resource (369 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Dynamics of Soviet-East German Relations in the Early Cold War; Chapter One: 1953 Soviet-East German Relations and Power Struggles in Moscow and Berlin; Chapter Two: 1956-1958 Soviet and East German Policy Debates in the Wake of the Twentieth Party Congress; Chapter Three: 1958-1960 Khrushchev Takes on the West in the Berlin Crisis; Chapter Four: 1960-1961 Ulbricht, Khrushchev, and the Berlin Wall; Conclusion; Notes; Note on Sources; Bibliography; Index.

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The Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War. For the first time, this path-breaking book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the communists' decision to build the Wall in 1961. Hope Harrison's use of archival sources from the former East German and Soviet regimes is unrivalled, and from these sources she builds a highly original and provocative argument: the East Germans pushed the reluctant Soviets into building the Berlin Wall. This fascinating work portrays the different approaches favored by the East Germans and the Soviets to stop the exodus of refugees to West Germany. In the wake of.

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