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Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new textbook offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than competing texts, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revol Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new textbook offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than competing texts, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revolution, and incorporates the latest research in social and economic history to deepen and vivify the political narrative. A unique advantage is its full, and fully accessible, examination of current historiographical debates in the field. Comprehensive, cogent, and judiciously balanced, The Divided Nation will become a standard text for undergraduate and graduate courses.


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Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new textbook offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than competing texts, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revol Covering all major aspects of German history from the Weimar Republic through reunification, this new textbook offers a remarkably rich, insightful survey of a difficult and controversial subject. It integrates East German history more fully than competing texts, offering a precisely nuanced picture of life in the GDR and a compelling account of the roots of the 1989 revolution, and incorporates the latest research in social and economic history to deepen and vivify the political narrative. A unique advantage is its full, and fully accessible, examination of current historiographical debates in the field. Comprehensive, cogent, and judiciously balanced, The Divided Nation will become a standard text for undergraduate and graduate courses.

30 review for The Divided Nation: A History of Germany 1918-1990

  1. 4 out of 5

    P. E.

    Some of the reviews on the back of the book called this a textbook. Not sure if it was intended as a traditional textbook in colleges, high schools, or what. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this "textbook" of sorts and was overwhelmed by the information. (Information overload!) Most survey history courses don't get in to the details of what actually happened in Germany since it's foundation. This one did, and I'm sure there was even more information the author could have used. The only reason why I ra Some of the reviews on the back of the book called this a textbook. Not sure if it was intended as a traditional textbook in colleges, high schools, or what. Anyway, I enjoyed reading this "textbook" of sorts and was overwhelmed by the information. (Information overload!) Most survey history courses don't get in to the details of what actually happened in Germany since it's foundation. This one did, and I'm sure there was even more information the author could have used. The only reason why I rated this book a four was because I wasn't fully prepared for the kind of book I was in store for by reading it. Definitely recommend it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Joelle

    Joelle Reads Her Bookcase #3 (405 pages) This book was written in the early 90's, which means that Germany had just been reunited. I like reading history books from the 90's, because the perspective is different; it's more relevant. The author can be repetitive at times, but I found it to be very factual. There wasn't any drama; she didn't ascribe motives and sentiments to people. It is worth noting that not all Germans were rabid Nazis. Also, not all Nazis were gung-ho party believers. Some join Joelle Reads Her Bookcase #3 (405 pages) This book was written in the early 90's, which means that Germany had just been reunited. I like reading history books from the 90's, because the perspective is different; it's more relevant. The author can be repetitive at times, but I found it to be very factual. There wasn't any drama; she didn't ascribe motives and sentiments to people. It is worth noting that not all Germans were rabid Nazis. Also, not all Nazis were gung-ho party believers. Some joined simply because it was what they figured they had to do to keep their place in society. Fulbrook does not excuse them for allowing the atrocities that happened - they all had the knowledge - but she doesn't assume that all Germans were vicious, hate filled cretins as some history books I've read have. Also, anti-Semitism was not unique to Germany; it was a European problem. (Actually, it was, and still is, an international problem). Hitler simply had the charisma to capitalize on it. Both West and East Germany are parelled, and the different factors that each contributed to the governing and lifestyle are documented. It was interesting to see East Germany detailed: when you learn beyond the Western stereotypes, life isn't always cut and dried.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris Miller

    Not only is this an excellent text for a class on Modern Germany, but it is also a much-needed reality check and a good reminder for those that lived through the post-war period. Memory is a fickle thing and Ms. Fulbrook does a fine job of treating the two Germanys to a close and fair inspection. Much time is spent on Weimar and the Third Reich because they are inextricably linked with what solutions are sought by the two sides and what role they will play in unification. It should be mandatory Not only is this an excellent text for a class on Modern Germany, but it is also a much-needed reality check and a good reminder for those that lived through the post-war period. Memory is a fickle thing and Ms. Fulbrook does a fine job of treating the two Germanys to a close and fair inspection. Much time is spent on Weimar and the Third Reich because they are inextricably linked with what solutions are sought by the two sides and what role they will play in unification. It should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in the Cold War era.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

    My edition (third edition) goes from 1918 through 2008. I read this in college to supplement a class called A History of Germany Through Film. It was one of the first history books I ever took the time to read front to back and not just skim over.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    My obsession with post-WW German history continues... surprsingly fast-paced read so far.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lyra

    Solid political narrative, but dated.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Abe

    A good synopsis of the divided Germany.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kia

    A clear well written history of these years in a divided Germany.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Will

    Lovely book. The decision to divide the analytical from the chronological chapters was masterful.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dan Weiss

  11. 4 out of 5

    David3

  12. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  13. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

  15. 5 out of 5

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Travis

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ashit Bhagat

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michael Buck

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jess Clark

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paul

  23. 5 out of 5

    Peter

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marcus Allina

  25. 4 out of 5

    Becky Gomez

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tessa Fixter-Coniglio

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sam Seitz

  28. 5 out of 5

    Troy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sam Cox

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