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Behind the Berlin Wall : East Germany and the frontiers of power

Author: Patrick Major
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats

On 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Patrick Major explores how the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Major
ISBN: 9780199243280 019924328X 9780199605101 0199605106
OCLC Number: 802654661
Description: XII, [2], 321 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I: BEFORE THE WALL 1945-61 ; 2. East Germany's Dual Crisis: Politics and Economics on the Eve of the Wall ; 3. Crossing the Line: Republikflucht between Defection and Migration ; 4. Holding the Line: Policing the Open Border ; PART II: BEHIND THE WALL 1961-89 ; 5. Walled In: 13 August 1961 ; 6. In the Shadow of the Wall ; 7. Wanderlust: Travel, Emigration and the Movement ; PART III: BEYOND THE WALL ; 8. The Fall of the Wall: 9 November 1989 ; 9. Seeking Closure: Remembering the Wall
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Major's mastery of the archival sources is most impressive...a model of a truly integrated history...indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the origins and reality of the modern 'State With Read more...

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