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The GDR: Moscow's German Ally

The GDR: Moscow's German Ally

By David Childs

Allen & Unwin, 1983, 346 pp.

Author of an earlier East Germany (1969), Childs gives the GDR's history in brief compass, then takes up individual topics significant for the past decade-the ruling party, the constitution, the economy, education, foreign relations, etc.-presenting the basic facts and trying to separate myth from reality. A good and comprehensive guide.