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The Resource 1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte

1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte

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1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe
Title
1989
Title remainder
the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe
Statement of responsibility
Mary Elise Sarotte
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are unique periods in history when a single year witnesses the total transformation of international relations. The year 1989 was one such crucial watershed. This book uses previously unavailable sources to explore the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from many different locations, including Moscow, Berlin, Bonn, Paris, London, and Washington, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got left on the periphery of the new Europe. Mary Sarotte explains that while it was clear past a certain point that the Soviet Bloc would crumble, there was nothing inevitable about what would follow. A wide array of political players--from leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, George H. W. Bush, and James Baker, to organizations like NATO and the European Community, to courageous individual dissidents--all proposed courses of action and models for the future. In front of global television cameras, a competition ensued, ultimately won by those who wanted to ensure that the "new" order looked very much like the old. Sarotte explores how the aftermath of this fateful victory, and Russian resentment of it, continue to shape world politics today.Presenting diverse perspectives from the political elite as well as ordinary citizens, 1989 is compelling reading for anyone who cares about international relations past, present, or future
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Awards note
Winner, Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize 2010, Award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; Co-winner, 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Winner, 2009 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies, awarded by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.55/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D860
LC item number
.S2694 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
Label
1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-308) and index
Contents
Introduction: Creating post-Cold War Europe : 1989 and the architecture of order -- 1. What changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? -- 2. Restoring four-power rights, reviving a confederation in 1989 -- 3. Heroic aspirations in 1990 -- 4. Prefab prevails -- 5. Securing building permits -- Conclusion: The legacy of 1989 and 1990
Control code
ocn318874377
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780691143064
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009023740
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)318874377
Label
1989 : the struggle to create post-Cold War Europe, Mary Elise Sarotte
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-308) and index
Contents
Introduction: Creating post-Cold War Europe : 1989 and the architecture of order -- 1. What changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? -- 2. Restoring four-power rights, reviving a confederation in 1989 -- 3. Heroic aspirations in 1990 -- 4. Prefab prevails -- 5. Securing building permits -- Conclusion: The legacy of 1989 and 1990
Control code
ocn318874377
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780691143064
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009023740
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)318874377

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