Germany 1989: In the Aftermath of the Cold War

September 17, 2009

Author: Lothar Kettenacker

Edition: First

Publisher: Pearson Longman

Pages: 284

Price: £18.99

ISBN: 9780582418974

This volume in the publisher's excellent Turning Points series gives an illuminating and balanced picture of Germany's unification, preceded by an account of the country's divided state during the Cold War and followed by a lucid analysis of the problems faced by the reunited Germany of the past 20 years. The author, the long-serving deputy director of London's German Historical Institute, has drawn on extensive documentary sources to produce a clear, incisive and lively narrative, which places the 50-year existence of the German Democratic Republic in the context of German and European history. It also raises important questions about the nature and relevance of history.

Who is it for? Students needing a reliable and stimulating account of the subject.

Presentation: Well-structured narrative, helpful glossary, chronology, bibliography, charts and contemporary cartoons.

Would you recommend it? Yes, for the general reader, A-level candidates and undergraduates.

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