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Defeat and unconditional surrender were the foundations on which postwar Germany was built. The overall impact, however, was not apathy, but a mentality which was down to earth, pragmatic, and forward-looking. Crucial structures survived which contributed to West Germany's phenomenal recovery, while the East was forced to submit to a ruthless Soviet leadership. Kettenacker's book offers a fascinating survey of the fortunes and features of East and West Germany--how the two states drifted apart; the differences between their economies, politics, and cultures; and the problems and events surrounding their recent unification.

About the Author:
Lothar Kettenacker is the Deputy-Director of the German Historical Institute in London.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192892423
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford
  • Depth: 24
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 130 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0192892428
  • Publisher Date: 31 Jul 1997
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 197 mm
  • No of Pages: 352
  • Series Title: Opus
  • Weight: 368 gr


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