"This is one of the best-written and most accessible books on the GDR."--German Studies Review
"...Readers are richly compensated by the creative insights Fulbrook teases out in her comparative analysis of the exercise of power, popular acquiescence, and opposition in the different phases of the regime. This sophisticated, elegantly written book deserves the widest audience from specialists to general readers."--HISTORY
"...Fulbrook's broadly interpretative approach demonstrates real sophistication in analyzing patterns of domination, complicity, and dissent over the four decades of the GDR's existence as a separate German state."--Political Science Quarterly
"[Fullbrook's] study is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the former GDR, especially since it is among the first books written in English that make use of new archival sources. Her account is noteworthy as much for its balanced judgment as for its secure grounding in primary and secondary sources...a highly valuable book."--American Political Science Review
About the Author
Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History at University College, London.