Ghost Strasse: Germany's East Trapped Between Past and Present

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German unification was expected to be a triumph of the human spirit, of political resourcefulness, and of economic power. Instead, the process that began in late 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, has turned into an unending chronicle of division rather than unification, and of economic bust rather than boom—a story of lost opportunities, of misjudgments, of human alienation, of misspent money, of cultural arrogance, of unfulfilled promises.

In Ghost Strasse, author and journalist Simon Burnett breathes life into the East German people, into their politics, and into the events that brought them to the present situation.

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Simon Burnett is a free-lance reporter who has written for and/or was an editor with Canberra Times, Australian, London Evening News, and German Press Agency, dpa. He closely followed the decline and fall of communist East Germany in the 1980s and its unification with capitalist West Germany in 1990.

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