From Yalta to Berlin : the Cold War struggle over Germany

Smyser, W. R., 1931-

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  • Creator W.R. Smyser
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780312066055, 0312066058
  • OCLC ocm40543678


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-456) and index.


  • Foreword / Paul H. Nitze -- Introduction: Bismarck and the German Question -- Ch. 1. Making Peace while Making War. Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill. Yalta Divides Germany. Truman Joins at Potsdam -- Ch. 2. The Occupation Begins. The West Meets Molotov. Stalin Takes Over His Zone. Bevin, Byrnes and Bidault Link the Western Zones -- Ch. 3. Stalin's Indecision. Cold Days in Moscow. Swept Up in Confrontation Rhetoric. Why Germany Was Divided -- Ch. 4. The Berlin Airlift. The D-Mark and the Blockade. Clay Invents Strategic Lift. Stalin Ends the Blockade -- Ch. 5. Political Division. Adenauer Forms the Federal Republic of Germany. Ulbricht Forms the German Democratic Republic. Acheson and the North Atlantic Treaty -- Ch. 6. War in Asia, Warning in Germany. Kim Il Sung Launches the Bundeswehr. Monnet, Schuman and Adenauer Create Europe. Stalin's Final Try. Beria and the Berlin Uprising -- Ch. 7. The Lines Harden. Eden Brings West Germany into NATO. Divided Europe. The Strategic Equation. The Split -- Ch. 8. The Berlin Ultimatum. Khrushchev Sets a Deadline. The Allies Debate. Eisenhower Tries Summitry -- Ch. 9. The Wall. Kennedy's Trial by Fire. Ulbricht Gets His Wall. The Allies Thank Ulbricht -- Ch. 10. The Battle for West Berlin. Clay Makes His Move. Tanks at Checkpoint Charlie. Kennedy Probes. Khrushchev's End Run to Cuba -- Ch. 11. De Gaulle Moves In. Adenauer Thanks de Gaulle. Kennedy Becomes a Berliner. Winners, Losers, and Twice Divided Europe -- Ch. 12. The Poisoned Chalice. Germans Face the German Question. Three Men and a Pregnant Phrase. Kiesinger Manages the Transition -- Ch. 13. Detente in Moscow. Nixon and Brandt Open Doors. Egon, Leo and Slava. Brandt Kneels in Warsaw. Once Again, Keystone Berlin -- Ch. 14. Detente in Germany. Odd Man Out. Wrapping Up the Berlin Accord. The West Coordinates. The Two Germanys -- Ch. 15. Brandt's Brief Triumph. The Bundestag Mystery. Honecker and the Fall of Brandt. Turning the Corner -- Ch. 16. Brezhnev Alters the Bargain. Schmidt and Honecker Take Over. Brezhnev Enters the Gray Area. The Dreamer and the Macher. The End of Schmidt -- Ch. 17. Moscow Under Pressure. Reagan and Kohl Deploy the Euro-Missiles. The Man from Dixon and the Man from Stavropol. Gorbachev Reverses His Alliances. The "Coalition of Reason," -- Ch. 18. Bursting through the Wall. The Hungarian Gate. Kurt Masur, the Kapellmeister of Leipzig. The Hated Stones. Why the Revolt? -- Ch. 19. Putting Germany Together Again. Kohl Takes Control. The Occupation Powers Set Conflicting Terms. Two Plus Four Makes Five. Bush and Worner Change NATO. Moscow and Berlin: A New Rapallo? -- Ch. 20. The New German Question. Cold War Legacies. The "Berlin Republic," The Europe of Berlin. Another German-American Century? The Third German Question
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