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In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent

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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.
Paperback, 680 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Vintage Books (first published August 1st 1993)
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Todd
May 18, 2016 Todd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall a very comprehensive look at the Federal Republic of Germany's Ostpolitik (eastern policy) during the Cold War through reunification. Ash looks at West Germany's foreign policies and its policy makers during this period from almost every angle imaginable, and does so in close detail. While other intellectuals and scholars tend toward sweeping, elegant theories they claim explain vast, complex phenomenon in relatively simple terms, Ash raises nuance almost to a fault. His work is repetiti ...more
Gary Brim
Interesting and informative book whose value is diminished by its format and organization.

Twenty years after it was written, this book could be very valuable to a reader looking for a comprehensive view of the events and policies leading up to the unification of Germany, and its impact upon Europe, from the perspective of just after the unification.

The problem is the structure of the book doesn't lend itself to use as a reference book. Chapters and subheadings are few, with the structure more l
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Marshall Robinson
Jan 20, 2013 Marshall Robinson rated it it was amazing
This is the story of how a divided city (Berlin) in a divided country (Germany) in a divided continent (Europe) managed the cold war in a way that resulted in the reunion of all German people when that war ended. This is a very interesting history of a major facet of the cold war and of how it ended.
Lazarus P Badpenny Esq
Forensic and fair-minded if, self-confessedly, lacking access to some of the most pertinent data.
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