West Germany, 1945-1990
(see also Germany, Germany: Nazi Regime, Holocaust, German Democratic Republic & Germany since 1990)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Moeller, Robert G. "War stories: the search for a usable past in the Federal Republic of Germany," American Historical Review 101,4 (10/96):1008-48.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Annan, Noel. Changing Enemies: The Defeat & Regeneration of Germany (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1997).
Cioc, Mark. Pax Atomica: The Nuclear Defense Debate in West Germany during the Adenauer Era (NY: Columbia, 1988).
__________. The Rhine: An Eco-Biography, 1815-2000 (Seattle: U. of Washington, 2002).
Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with Willy Brandt.
Fulbrook, Mary (ed.) German History Since 1800 (NY: Oxford, 1997).
Jarausch, Konrad H. The Rush to German Unity (NY: Oxford, 1994).
Kettenacker, Lothar. Germany Since 1945 (NY: Oxford, 1997).
Moeller, Robert G. Protecting Motherhood: Women & the Family in the Politics of Postwar West Germany (Berkeley: U. California, 1993).
Nolan, Mary. Visions of Modernity: American Business & the Modernization of Germany (NY: Oxford, 1994).
Nicholls, A.J. Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany, 1918-1963 (NY: Oxford, 1994).
Ozment, Steven. A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).
In the Library: Fiction
Böll, Heinrich. The Clown (Ansichten Eines Clowns)  (NY: Avon, 1965).
Grass, Gunter. From the Diary of a Snail (NY: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1972). On the 1969 Social Democrat electoral campaign.
__________. Local Anaesthetic (Ortlich Betäubt)  (NY: Fawcett, 1970).
__________. The Call of the Toad (NY: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1992).
Hegi, Ursula. Floating in My Mother's Palm (NY: Random House, 1990). Adolescence of small-town girl in 1950s.
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