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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
Title
The collapse
Title remainder
the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
Statement of responsibility
Mary Elise Sarotte
Title variation
Accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarette 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"--
Summary
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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Writing style
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10360606
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DLC
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Sarotte, M. E
Dewey number
943.087/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.S215 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Germany (East)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
Label
The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall, Mary Elise Sarotte
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1053532
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780465064946
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465064946
  • (OCoLC)882620616
Label
The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall, Mary Elise Sarotte
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1053532
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780465064946
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465064946
  • (OCoLC)882620616

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