Constructing Socialism: Technology and Change in East Germany, 1945-1990 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
With a cloud of blue smoke and a high-pitched whine, Trabant cars carried many East Germans westward after the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989. The car's 1950s design, obvious environmental incorrectness, and all-plastic body became a symbol of the technological limitations of East German communism. Though unfair and oversimplified, the famous image from the early 1...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 17th 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 2000)
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