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Genre: History
Author: Professor of History Emeritus Heidelberg University Founding Director Detlef Junker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2004-05-17
File: 688 Pages
ISBN-13: 052179112X

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The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War is a multi-author work that looks at all aspects of German-American relations in the years from Germany's defeat in World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's reunification.

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Genre: Germany
Author: Detlef Junker
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Release: 2004
File: 590 Pages
ISBN-13: 1316086089

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Genre: Germany
Author: Detlef Junker
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Release: 2010
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:848611305

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Genre: History
Author: Professor of History Emeritus Heidelberg University Founding Director Detlef Junker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2004-05-17
File: 688 Pages
ISBN-13: 052179112X

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In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical recognition. Dossin reconstructs the concrete factors that led to the shift of international attention from Paris to New York in the 1950s, and documents how ‘peripheries’ such as Italy, Belgium, and West Germany exerted a decisive influence on this displacement of power. As the US economy sank into recession in the 1970s, however, American artists and dealers became increasingly dependent on the support of Western Europeans, and cities like Cologne and Turin emerged as major commercial and artistic hubs - a development that enabled European artists to return to the forefront of the international art scene in the 1980s. Dossin analyses in detail these changing distributions of geopolitical and symbolic power in the Western art worlds - a story that spans two continents, forty years, and hundreds of actors. Her transnational and interdisciplinary study provides an original and welcome supplement to more traditional formal and national readings of the period.

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Genre: Art
Author: Assoc Prof Catherine Dossin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2015-06-28
File: 324 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472471321

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This volume examines the origins and early years of the Cold War in the first comprehensive historical reexamination of the period. A team of leading scholars shows how the conflict evolved from the geopolitical, ideological, economic and sociopolitical environments of the two world wars and interwar period.

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Genre: History
Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2010-03-25
File: 643 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521837194

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The Berlin blockade brought former allies to the brink of war. Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union defeated and began their occupation of Germany in 1945, and within a few years, the Soviets and their Western partners were jockeying for control of their former foe. Attempting to thwart the Allied powers' plans to create a unified West German government, the Soviets blocked rail and road access to the western sectors of Berlin in June 1948. With no other means of delivering food and supplies to the German people under their protection, the Allies organized the Berlin airlift. In Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Cold War, Daniel F. Harrington examines the "Berlin question" from its origin in wartime plans for the occupation of Germany through the Paris Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in 1949. Harrington draws on previously untapped archival sources to challenge standard accounts of the postwar division of Germany, the origins of the blockade, the original purpose of the airlift, and the leadership of President Harry S. Truman. While thoroughly examining four-power diplomacy, Harrington demonstrates how the ingenuity and hard work of the people at the bottom -- pilots, mechanics, and Berliners -- were more vital to the airlift's success than decisions from the top. Harrington also explores the effects of the crisis on the 1948 presidential election and on debates about the custody and use of atomic weapons. Berlin on the Brink is a fresh, comprehensive analysis that reshapes our understanding of a critical event of cold war history.

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Genre: History
Author: Daniel F. Harrington
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2012-05-21
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813140643

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Germany today boasts the fastest growing population of Jews in Europe. The streets of Berlin abound with signs of a revival of Jewish culture, ranging from bagel shops to the sight of worshipers leaving synagogue on Saturday. With the new energy infused by Jewish immigration from Russia and changes in immigration and naturalization laws in general, Jeffrey M. Peck argues that we must now begin considering how Jews live in Germany rather than merely asking why they would choose to do so. In Being Jewish in the New Germany, Peck explores the diversity of contemporary Jewish life and the complex struggles within the community-and among Germans in general-over history, responsibility, culture, and identity. He provides a glimpse of an emerging, if conflicted, multicultural country and examines how the development of the European Community, globalization, and the post-9/11 political climate play out in this context. With sensitive, yet critical, insight into the nation's political and social life, chapters explore issues such as the shifting ethnic/national makeup of the population, changes in political leadership, and the renaissance of Jewish art and literature. Peck also explores new forms of anti-Semitism and relations between Jews and Turks-the country's other prominent minority population. In this surprising description of the rebirth of a community, Peck argues that there is, indeed, a vibrant and significant future for Jews in Germany. Written in clear and compelling language, this book will be of interest to the general public and scholars alike.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jeffrey M. Peck
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release: 2006
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813537231

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The twentieth century in Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in history. Yet it also saw incontestable improvements in the conditions of existence for most inhabitants of the continent - from rising living standards and dramatically increased life expectancy, to the virtual elimination of illiteracy, and the advance of women, ethnic minorities, and homosexuals to greater equality of respect and opportunity. It was a century of barbarism and civilization, of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental spoliation, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression - and of individualism resurgent. Covering everything from war and politics to social, cultural, and economic change, Barbarism and Civilization is by turns grim, humorous, surprising, and enlightening: a window on the century we have left behind and the earliest years of its troubled successor.

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Genre: History
Author: Bernard Wasserstein
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2009-02-12
File: 928 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191622519

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Genre: Germany
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Release: 2008
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015079669506

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