Adenauer: The Father of the New Germany / Edition 1

Adenauer: The Father of the New Germany / Edition 1

by Charles Williams, Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471407372

ISBN-13: 9780471407379

Pub. Date: 01/25/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER

"A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." —Daily Telegraph (London)

"Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter and with

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Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER

"A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." —Daily Telegraph (London)

"Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter and with the elegance of a hurdler."—The Times (London)

"Lucid and engaging. This is a well-researched and elegantly written volume which deserves a wider readership than the purely political."—The Herald (Glasgow)

"A highly readable, thoroughly reliable, intelligently critical life-and-times. . . . This portrait does justice to a man who is often invoked as a prophet of a United States of Europe, but who was in truth the greatest of German patriots."—Literary Review (London)

"Well-researched and admirably written . . . reveals Adenauer the man—with all his authority and strength, his persistence and endurance, and his streak of ruthlessness and political cunning."—The Independent (London)

THE LAST GREAT FRENCHMAN

"Knowledgeable, lucid . . . the best English biography of de Gaulle."—The New York Times Book Review

"Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book."—Daily Telegraph (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471407379
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.75(d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS viii

PREFACE x

PART ONE: The Kaiser’s Germany

1 COLOGNE: 1876 3

2 ‘GAUDEAMUS IGITUR JUVENES DUM SUMUS’ 15

3 THE END OF YOUTH 31

4 THE LADDER OF AMBITION 45

5 A TIME OF TRAGEDY 60

6 THE MANAGEMENT OF DEFEAT 75

PART TWO: Weimar Germany

1 THE AFTERMATH OF WAR 95

2 LIFE HAS TO GO ON 111

3 THE REPARATIONS CR I S I S 126

4 1923 140

5 COLOGNE I S FREE! 157

6 THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MAYOR 172

7 DUBIOUS MANOEUVRES 186

8 CONFRONTATION 203

PART THREE: Hitler’s Germany

1 DESCENT INTO DARKNESS 215

2 THEY START TO CLOSE IN 229

3 HE NO LONGER MATTERS 241

4 KEEPING OUT OF TROUBLE 253

5 A QUIET WAR 266

6 ‘THE WAR I S OVER! ’ 276

PART FOUR: Adenauer’s Germany

1 SACKED BY THE BRITISH 293

2 ANOTHER POLITICAL BIRTH – ANOTHER PERSONAL DEATH 307

3 THE BEGINNINGS OF THE NEW GERMANY 323

4 THE FEDERAL CHANCELLOR 344

5 BUILDING EUROPE – AND FACING THE BEAR 362

6 AT HOME AND AT WORK 380

7 POLITICS IS AN ART – NOT A SCIENCE 392

8 WHERE DOES GERMANY STAND? 410

9 CAN ANYONE BE TRUSTED? 424

10 ENTER THE GENERAL 446

11 KHRUSHCHEV’ S CHALLENGE 465

12 THREATS AND COUNTER-THREATS 486

13 FROM TRIUMPH TO DISMISSAL 503

14 FINALE 524

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 539

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 542

NOTES 546

INDEX 570

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