Honecker s Children

  • Filename: honecker-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0719074118
  • Release Date: 2007-07-15
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Anna Saunders
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press



Examining the shifting identities and state loyalties of young people in East(ern) Germany during 1979-2002, this text provides insight into the functioning of the GDR state, the process of German unification, and the formation of national and regional identities.

Honecker s Germany RLE German Politics

  • Filename: honecker-s-germany-rle-german-politics.
  • ISBN: 9781317540366
  • Release Date: 2014-12-17
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: David Childs
  • Publisher: Routledge



Picking up many of themes of David Childs’ earlier book, The GDR: Moscow’s German Ally, this book discusses the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1971 until the mid 1980s. Written at a time when the GDR was one of the most modern and successful socialist states, with a growing importance within the socialist bloc and the global stage, this books examined a number of important topics such as GDR relations with the USSR and the USA, the GDR Navy, the church in the GDR and the economy of the GDR.

Remembering and Rethinking the GDR

  • Filename: remembering-and-rethinking-the-gdr.
  • ISBN: 9781137292094
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: A. Saunders
  • Publisher: Springer



Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.

Children of A New Fatherland

  • Filename: children-of-a-new-fatherland.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015047732428
  • Release Date: 2000-02-12
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Jan Herman Brinks
  • Publisher: I B Tauris & Company Limited



This is a study of the growth of Germany's right wing in the reunited Germany. It examines the implosion of communism and the growth of xenophobia and right-wing politics in modern and contemporary Europe.

The People s State

  • Filename: the-people-s-state.
  • ISBN: 0300144245
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Mary Fulbrook
  • Publisher: Real World Software



What was life really like for East Germans, effectively imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain? This book explores the transformation of East German society from the ruins of Hitler's Third Reich to a modernizing industrial state. It also examines changing conceptions of normality within an authoritarian political system.

Cat s Cradle

  • Filename: cat-s-cradle.
  • ISBN: 0575081953
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher:



Experiment. Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it. Solution. Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness. Felix Hoenikker's death-wish comes true when his last, fatal, gift to mankind brings about an end that, for all of us, is nigh.

The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany 1945 1989

  • Filename: the-politics-of-economic-decline-in-east-germany-1945-1989.
  • ISBN: 9780807862599
  • Release Date: 2000-11-09
  • Number of pages: 258
  • Author: Jeffrey Kopstein
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press



Jeffrey Kopstein offers the first comprehensive study of East German economic policy over the course of the state's forty-year history. Analyzing both the making of economic policy at the national level and the implementation of specific policies on the shop floor, he provides new and essential background to the revolution of 1989. In particular, he shows how decisions made at critical junctures in East Germany's history led to a pattern of economic decline and worker dissatisfaction that contributed to eventual political collapse. East Germany was generally considered to have the most successful economy in the Eastern Bloc, but Kopstein explores what prevented the country's leaders from responding effectively to pressing economic problems. He depicts a regime caught between the demands of a disaffected working class whose support was crucial to continued political stability, an intractable bureaucracy, an intolerant but surprisingly weak Soviet patron state, and a harsh international economic climate. Rather than pushing for genuine economic change, the East German Communist Party retreated into what Kopstein calls a 'campaign economy' in which an endless series of production campaigns was used to squeeze greater output from an inherently inefficient economic system. Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Man who Loved Children

  • Filename: the-man-who-loved-children.
  • ISBN: 9780522855548
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 551
  • Author: Christina Stead
  • Publisher: Victory Books



The Man Who Loved Children is Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life. Set in Washington during the 1930s, Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife. Their tempestuous marriage, aggravated by too little money, lies at the centre of Stead's satirical and brilliantly observed novel about the relations between husbands and wives, and parents and children. Sam, a scientist, uses words as weapons of attack and control on his children and is prone to illusions of power and influence that fail to extend beyond his family. His wife Henny, who hails from a wealthy Baltimore family, is disastrously impractical and enmeshed in her own fantasies of romance and vengeance. Much of the care of their six children is left to Louisa, Sam's 14-year-old daughter from his first marriage. Within this psychological battleground, Louisa must attempt to make a life of her own. First published in 1940, The Man Who Loved Children was hailed for its satiric energy. Now its originality is again lauded by novelist, Jonathan Franzen, in his illuminating new introduction.

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