This book shows how the leaders of the USA, Soviet Union, Europe (East and West), and China viewed the world in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Newly available records reveal what political leaders thought of the shattering, and largely unforeseen, events as they unfolded. Four leading scholars: Melvyn P. Leffler (US); Chen Jian (China); James J. Sheehan (Europe); and William Taubman (Soviet Union) reflect on the story and search for the lasting meaning of 1989.
Edited by Jeffrey A. Engel, Associate Professor and Verlin and Howard Kruse '52 Founders Professor, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
1: 1989: An Introduction to an International History - Jeffrey A. Engel
2: The Transformation of Europe and the End of the Cold War - James J. Sheehan
3: If a Wall Fell in Berlin and Moscow Hardly Noticed, Would it Still Make a Noise? - William Taubman and Svetlana Savranskaya
4: Tiananmen and the Fall of the Berlin Wall: China's Path toward 1989 and Beyond - Chen Jian
5: Dreams of Freedom; Temptations of Power - Melvyn P. Leffler
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