Dealing with the Devil: East Germany, Detente and Ostpolitik 1969-1973
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press | ISBN: 0807825999 | edition 2001 | PDF | 320 pages | 1,65 mb
Using new archival sources including previously secret documents of the East German secret police and Communist Party, M.E. Sarotte goes behind the scenes of Cold War Germany during the era of detente, as East and West tried negotiation instead of confrontation to settle their differences. In "Dealing with the Devil", she explores the motives of the German Democratic Republic and its Soviet backers in responding to both the detente initiatives, or Ostpolitik, of West Germany and the foreign policy of the United States under President Nixon.