In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent [NOOK Book]

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For forty-five years Europe was divided, and at the center of that divided continent lay a divided Germany. In this brilliantly nuanced book, one of our most respected authorities on Central Europe tells the story of German reunification. Garton Ash has produced a panoramic, dramatic, and definitive account of events that are continuing to transform the map of Europe.
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Overview

For forty-five years Europe was divided, and at the center of that divided continent lay a divided Germany. In this brilliantly nuanced book, one of our most respected authorities on Central Europe tells the story of German reunification. Garton Ash has produced a panoramic, dramatic, and definitive account of events that are continuing to transform the map of Europe.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A magisterial study of the reunification of Germany by the author of The Uses of Adversity. (Nov.)
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"Among the most important books on recent international history...An immense research effort"—The New York Times Book Review
"A subtle account of German policy toward the East over the past quarter century, elegantly written and suffused with...original insights."—The New York Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307756817
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Vintage
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 700
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Prologue: European Question
Which question? 1
Yalta 5
A unique divide 6
Healing? 11
Chapter I German Answers
The divided centre 14
European peace order 16
Two questions or one? 19
The European interest 25
Chapter II Ostpolitik
Was there one? 28
In a word 34
Causes and sources 42
Chapter III Bonn-Moscow-Berlin
'Our most important task' 48
The road from Berlin 58
Treaty work 67
System and crisis 83
A new book 98
Chapter IV Germany and Germany
Foundations 126
Thoughts, words and deeds 132
For people and the people 136
From Germany to Germany 141
Permanent negotiation 149
The German Mark 152
Recognition 162
Liberalisation through stabilisation? 176
Stabilisation without liberalisation 185
Liberation by destabilisation 197
Success and failure 203
Chapter V Beyond the Oder
History and frontiers 216
Compatriots 231
Carrots and sticks 244
Weaving 258
Stability before liberty 279
Reconciliation 298
Chapter VI A Second Ostpolitik
Social Democrats in the 1980s 312
Shadow policy 319
After the event 330
Chapter VII German Unification
Refolution and revolution 344
Peace, agreement and Realpolitik 347
The last treaty work 354
Chapter VIII Findings
German and European 357
Ostpolitik and the end 362
German model 371
Epilogue: European Answers?
Consequences 378
European Germany, German Europe 384
Why Europe? Which Europe? 388
Beyond Ostpolitik 393
Possibilities 408
Abbreviations 411
Unpublished sources 415
Short titles 417
Notes 428
Chronology 612
Maps 642
Tables and Graphs 649
Acknowledgements 662
Index 665
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