Konrad Adenauer: From the German Empire to the Federal Republic, 1876-1952

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Berghahn Books, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 759 pages
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The first volume of a major biography of German statesman Adenauer (1876-1967), translated from the original German edition of 1986 (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt). The volume includes numerous letters, written by Adenauer in 1933/34, which reveal his plight after the Nazi takeover, and his own accounts of the war and its end in 1945. The author (Director of the Research Institute for Political Science and European Questions, U. of Cologne) also presents a detailed picture of Adenauer's rise to power in postwar Germany and his policies up to 1952. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

The Atlantic Alliance 19521955
22
Deadlock 3
31
How to Stage a Landslide Election Victory
50
More of a Fox than a Lion Adenauer Victor
82
The EDC Agony
94
Once More Among the Worlds Great Powers
110
Beginnings of Detente
139
Moscow A Journey into the Unknown
164
The Presidency Farce
408
The Ghosts of the Past
429
From One Berlin Crisis to Another
447
Reveries at French Firesides
459
There You Sit and Everything Passes You By
482
Powerplay 19611963
511
Cataract
522
The Old Man is Ready for Anything
547

The Astounding Debacle of Adenauers Saar Policies
179
Irritations
187
The Break with the FDP
199
Coalition Speculation and Cabinet Clashes
210
StrauB Becomes Defence Minister
216
Adenauers Pension Reforms
224
State Visits
245
Alternative Planning and the Return to NATO
255
From Nuclear Shock to Election Victory
263
The Gathering of the Diadochi
277
The Whole of Europe is not yet in Order 19571960
293
On the Defensive The Hallstein Doctrine and
302
Doubts about the U S and the Secret Nuclear Bomb
311
The House of Cards of German Policies
324
De Gaulle
354
The Berlin Ultimatum
378
Encircled
580
Turning Towards France
596
An Abyss of Treason
628
The FrancoGerman Treaty
662
Adenauers Downfall
676
We Are the Victims of American Detente Policy
687
Farewells Farewells
698
The Factionist
713
Decline
737
The Drudgery of MemoirWriting
765
Last Journeys
785
Epilogue
807
Sources
886
Index of Persons
899
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Hans-Peter Schwarz is the founding president of the new Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. He has taught art history and worked as a curator in Germany and Switzerland.

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