Contents; Preface; Introduction and Acknowledgements; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology of Events; Part One The Origins of the Crisis: Introduction, Documents No. 1-24; Part Two The Uprising: Introduction, Documents No. 25-72; Part Three The Aftermath: Implications for U.S. Policy: Introduction, Documents No. 73-95; Epilogue; Main Actors; Bibliography; Index
Christian F. Ostermann is director of the Cold War International History Project, editor of the CWIHP Bulletin, a senior fellow at the US National Security Archive, and an expert on the Cold War in Germany. Before joining CWIHP in January 1997, he worked as a research fellow at the National Security Archive at George Washington University. He won the DAAD Article Award of the German Studies Association for "Best Article in German Studies (History), 1994-1996".
"Outstanding volume ... with its multinational and multi-archival collection of documents, it is truly unique in the field of Cold War studies ... This collection should become a model for approaching Cold War flashpoints." - Thomas Alan Schwartz, Vanderbilt University "An original and significant contribution to the study of the Cold War and particularly to the study of the background, process, and effects of the 1953 East German uprising. ... It is an invaluable service to the study of Cold War history to have these documents brought together and translated into English. I also think that more general readers will be fascinated to get a glimpse of the goings-on behind the scenes afforded by these documents." - Hope M. Harrison, George Washington University