Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 2: 1933-1990 by Heinrich August Winkler

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

byHeinrich August WinklerEditorAlexander Sager

Hardcover | October 19, 2007

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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 politicaltrajectories of its neighbours. This second and final volume begins at the point of 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 analyses the decisionsthat shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception. The two volumes of Germany: The Long Road West, exploring the history of the German lands from the final days of the Holy Roman Empire to the very first of a reunified state in the late twentieth century, will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand a most complex andcontradictory past.

About The Author

Heinrich August Winkler was born in 1938 in Konigsberg. He studied history, philosophy, and public law in Tubingen, Heidelberg and Munster. He was associate professor at the Freie Universitat in Berlin in 1970-72 and then professor of modern history in Freiburg until 1991. He has been at the Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin since 1992, ...

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Title:Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 2: 1933-1990Format:HardcoverDimensions:670 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.8 inPublished:October 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199265984

ISBN - 13:9780199265985

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The German Catastrophe 1933-452. Democracy and Dictatorship 1945-19613. Two States, One Nation 1961-19734. Rapprochment and Estrangement 1973-19895. Unity in Freedom 1989-90Farewell to Separate Paths: looking back and looking ahead