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Driving the Soviets up the Wall Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961

ISBN-10: 0691124280
ISBN-13: 9780691124285
Edition: 2004
Authors: Hope M. Harrison
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Description: This text tells the story behind the building of the Berlin Wall. Controversially, the author argues that the East German regime resisted Soviet pressure for liberalization to alleviate the refugee problem and instead manipulated the stronger power  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This text tells the story behind the building of the Berlin Wall. Controversially, the author argues that the East German regime resisted Soviet pressure for liberalization to alleviate the refugee problem and instead manipulated the stronger power to allow them to construct the wall.

Hope M. Harrison is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. She served as Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council, 2000-2001.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Dynamics of Soviet-East German Relations in the Early Cold War
1953: Soviet-East German Relations and Power Struggles in Moscow and Berlin
1956-1958: Soviet and East German Policy Debates in the Wake of the Twentieth Party Congress
1958-1960: Khrushchev Takes on the West in the Berlin Crisis
1960-1961: Ulbricht, Khrushchev, and the Berlin Wall 139 Conclusion
Notes
Note on Sources
Bibliography
Index

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