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The Resource The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall, Mary Elise Sarotte

The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall, Mary Elise Sarotte

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The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
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The collapse
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the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
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Mary Elise Sarotte
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Accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
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eng
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"In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarotte shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not, as is commonly believed, the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. It was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin. Drawing on evidence from archives in multiple countries and languages, along with dozens of interviews with key actors, The Collapse is the definitive account of the event that brought down the East German Politburo and came to represent the final collapse of the Cold War order"--
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Title
The collapse
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In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarotte shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not, as is commonly believed, the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. It was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin. Drawing on evidence from archives in multiple countries and languages, along with dozens of interviews with key actors, The Collapse is the definitive account of the event that brought down the East German Politburo and came to represent the final collapse of the Cold War order
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.087/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.S215 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall, Mary Elise Sarotte
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272) and index
Contents
Discovering the causes of the collapse -- The struggle within the Soviet Bloc and Saxony. A brutal status quo ; Marginal to massive ; The fight for the ring -- The competition for control in East Berlin. The Revolution advances, the regime plays for time ; Failure to communicate on November 9, 1989 -- The contest of wills at the Wall. The Revolution, televised ; Damage control? ; Violence and victory, trust and triumphalism
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xxvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780465064946
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026435
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)882620616

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