1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe - Updated Edition

    Afterword by
  • Mary Elise Sarotte

How the political events of 1989 shaped Europe after the Cold War


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1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got left on the periphery of the new Europe.

This updated edition contains a new afterword with the most recent evidence on the 1990 origins of NATO’s post-Cold War expansion.

Awards and Recognition

  • A Financial Times Book of the Year
  • Winner of the 2010 Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize Award, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Co-Winner of the 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Winner of the 2009 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies, awarded by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010