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Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft
Officials mingled in the lobby of the Oktyabrskaia Hotel - shaking hands, sipping champagne, signing their names - and Germany was united. In this undramatic fashion, the international community closed the book on the drama of divided Germany. But nothing so momentous could be quite so quiet and uncomplicated, as this volume makes strikingly clear. This book goes behind ...more
Hardcover, 493 pages
Published August 4th 1995 by Harvard University Press
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On the positive side, this is an intricately detailed, thorough, and balanced work about a crucial event in American, European, and world history. On the negative side, this book is so detailed and thorough! It's often hard to see the forest for the trees as you wade through page after page of memos, meetings, and committees. There are entire chapters devoted to preliminary meetings and large sections given to preparations for Cabinet meetings. As insiders to this process, Zelikow and Rice have ...more