I, Meanings of Present Significance of the Past, pp.
Reflections on by specialists on East Central Europe. Chapters 1 and 2 are an overview of all the countries; ch. The book was completed in Feb. Vladimir Tismaneanu, ed.
Introduction by Tismaneanu and contributions by experts. Some of the articles are reprinted from earlier publications, some are more recent. See review by Charles Bukowski, Nationalities Papers, vol. Congress, Feb. Alan Rinzler, b.
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IV, pp. See chapters on Poland in books listed in section 5 i. People versus Elites, , Washington, D. John R. XLIV 44 no 4,, pp. Very good economic analysis. Kaminski was then an associate professor in the Dept. The book deals mostly with the period Walter Raymond, Jr. XLIV, no. Raymond served on the National Security Council under President Ronald Reagan, , when he kept in close touch with dissident activities in Poland.
The Polish Experience, trans. It is clear that the party leaders agreed to the Round Table talks and signed the agreements, but they did not foresee the party's defeat in the elections of June 4, , which can be called a revolution from the ground up.. Lech Walesa, The Struggle and the Triumph. An Autobiography, with the collaboration of Arkadiusz Rybicki, trans. He was elected President of Poland Dec. On the spot observations by an American journalist, a specialist on Poland, who was there in the fall of Hungary Analysis and Documments , Budapest, Hoensch, A History of Modern Hungary, , 2 nd ed.
Kim Traynor, London and New York, , ch. A survey of the events of and the following five years, ending with a Socialist victory in the elections of Hoensch, who taught at a German university, died in On communist Hungary and the fall of communism in Hungary. A guide to the process of transition by a prominent Hungarian economist and well known dissident in communist Hungary. Elgar, ed. On the divisions in the HSWP and its disintegration. Rudolf L. From Postcommunism to Democracy, ch. Tokes, an American political scientist of Hungarian descent, was then professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut.
Bruce Allen, Germany East. Dissent and Opposition, Montreal, New York, A History, London, New York, ; ch.
S urveys attitudes toward German unification, especially in France and Great Britain. The book has a useful chronology and a select bibliography. The State without a Nation, pp. An excellent survey of the GDR in the whole postwar period; the last few pages deal with its collapse. The authors, who were among the chief actors in these dramas, show the delicate interplay of domestic politics and unification for German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who feared a backlash from some German political parties if a reunited Germany officially recognized the post WW II German-Polish border, which it finally did.
There are fascinating bits of information on the Kohl-Gorbachev negotiations on German unification and the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the GDR. Compare this book with the one by C.
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Rice and P. Zelikow below. See review by Robert Goeckel in Slavic Review , vol. Part 4, covers the Honecker years, ; pt. The book has a list of abbreviations, a bibliography and index.
Donald Hancock and Helga A Walsh, eds. Melvin J. Lasky, Voices in a Revolution.
Interesting, analytical work on the German intelligentsia in the GDR and its opposition to the regime. Lasky was the American editor of the British periodical Encounter , , and wrote for many other leading papers and periodicals; he also authored books on the Hungarian Revolution and on Africa. As of , he was living in Berlin. Charles S.
A detailed, analytical survey of the economic collapse of the GDR, the mass demonstrations of , the transition to democracy, then unification with West Germany. Maier, who teaches History at Harvard, has written several outstanding works on modern Europe, also on the Holocaust and German national identity. A good selection of texts. Elizabeth Pond, Beyond the Wall. The first 6 chapters give an excellent background to the German question; ch. Chapters trace the road to unification; ch.
A Study in Statecraft, Cambridge, Mass. D etailed account of the diplomatic process of German unification by two insiders. Condoleezza Rice, b. Bush, and thus involved in U. Philip Zelikow, b. He worked in the State Department and elsewhere and was director for European security affairs under President George H. Bush, , so was involved in U. E mphasizes negative aspects of economic transition. By a Swedish economist, specialist on E.