Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 2: 1933-1990

Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 2: 1933-1990

by Heinrich August Winkler, Alexander Sager
     
 

Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted the political trajectories of its neighbors.

This second and final volume begins at the

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Overview

Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted the political trajectories of its neighbors.

This second and final volume begins at the collapse of the first German democracy and ends with the joining of East and West Germany in the reunification of 1990. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events and illuminates them with fresh insights. He analyzes the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people.

These two volumes are suitable for scholars, students, and anyone wishing to explore the complex, contradictory past of this facinating land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265985
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
1,258,551
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Heinrich August Winkler was born in 1938 in Königsberg. He studied history, philosophy, and public law in Tübingen, Heidelberg and Münster. He was associate professor at the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1970-72 and then professor of modern history in Freiburg until 1991. He has been at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin since 1992, and has been a visiting scholar in Princeton, at the Wilson Center in Washington, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, and at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The German Catastrophe 1933-45
2. Democracy and Dictatorship 1945-1961
3. Two States, One Nation 1961-1973
4. Rapprochment and Estrangement 1973-1989
5. Unity in Freedom 1989-90
Farewell to Separate Paths: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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