When The Wall Came Down: Reactions To German Unification

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When The Wall Came Down: Reactions To German Unification

Edited by Harold James and Marla Stone
Routledge, 1992
351 pp. $17.90
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A careful and successful selection of diverse and representative views of the march to German unity expressed by Germans and non-Germans in the tumultuous two years from 1989-91. A valuable reminder of past apprehensions, arguments and prophecies, aware that "even the optimists had some unease." As James writes in his introduction, "the hangover [after unification among Germans, east and west] was much more substantial, and lasted longer, than any euphoria about unity."