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

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

ISBN-10:
0199265984
ISBN-13:
9780199265985
Pub. Date:
12/07/2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Overview

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

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 first volume (of two) begins with the origins and consequences of the medieval myth of the "Reich," which was to experience a fateful renaissance in the twentieth century, and ends with the collapse of the first German democracy. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events and illuminates them with fresh insights. He analyses the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception.

With a second volume that takes the story up to reunification in 1990, Germany: The Long Road West will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand this most complex and contradictory of countries.

Product Details

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

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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