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Major, Patrick

Overview
Works: 14 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 2,914 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Sources  Documentary films  Academic theses  Internet videos  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
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Most widely held works about Patrick Major
 
Most widely held works by Patrick Major
Across the blocs : Cold War cultural and social history by Patrick Major( )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first studies to make cross-cultural comparisons of the socio-cultural aspects of the Cold War, these essays explore a range of issues including: broadcasting, public opinion and the consumption of popular culture
Behind the Berlin Wall : East Germany and the frontiers of power by Patrick Major( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on 13 August 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall." "This new history rejects traditional, top-down approaches to Cold War politics, exploring instead how the border closure affected ordinary East Germans, from workers and farmers to teenagers and even party members, 'caught out' by Sunday the Thirteenth. Party, police and Stasi reports reveal why one in six East Germans fled the country during the 1950s, undermining communist rule and forcing the eleventh-hour decision by Khrushchev and Ulbricht to build a wall along the Cold War's frontline." "Did East Germans resist or come to terms with immurement? Did the communist regime become more or less dictatorial within the confines of the so-called 'Antifascist Defence Rampart'? Using film and literature, but also the GDR's losing battle against Beatlemania, Patrick Major's cross-disciplinary study suggests that popular culture both reinforced and undermined the closed society. Linking external and internal developments, Major argues that the GDR's official quest for international recognition, culminating in Ostpolitik and United Nations membership in the early 1970s, became its undoing, unleashing a human rights movement which fed into, but then broke with, the protests of 1989. After exploring the reasons for the fall of the Wall and reconstructing the heady days of the autumn revolution, the author reflects on the fate of the Wall after 1989, as it moved from demolition into the realm of memory."--Jacket
The death of the KPD : communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956 by Patrick Major( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it emerged from Nazi persecution? This book uses material from Communist archives in the former GDR and Western intelligence, to trace the final decline and fall of the once-powerful KPD
The workers' and peasants' state : communism and society in East Germany under Ulbricht 1945-71 by Jonathan Osmond( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communist East Germany - officially dubbed the "Workers' and Peasants' State"--Presented a facade of unity, between factory and farmer, male and female, young and old. The reality behind the rhetoric was, however, far more diverse. This collection of 15 original contributions, by experts in their field with access to recently-opened archives behind the former iron curtain, reveals a complex interaction between communist ideology and post-fascist society. Each essay is self-containe, providing a valuable introduction to recent debates, followed by original archival case-studies to bring alive the now defunct East Germany in its formative decades
Spooked : Britain, empire and intelligence since 1945( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of the KPD, The by Patrick Major( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it had emerged from Nazi persecution? Although politically weak, the postwar party was in fact larger than its Weimar predecessor and initially dominated works councils at the Ruhr pits and Hamburg docks, as well as the steel giant, Krupp. Under the control of East Berlin, however, the KPD was sent off on a series of overambitious and flawed campaigns to promote national unification and prevent West German rearmament. At the same time, the party was steadily criminalized by the Anglo-American occupiers, and ostracized
The German Communist Party (KPD) in the western zones and in western Germany, 1945-1956 by Patrick Major( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of the wall : true stories from Berlin's divided past by Patrick Major( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of KPD : communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956 by Patrick Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on across the blocs : Cold War cultural and social history( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police pursuit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It surrounded the free city of West Berlin, but it symbolized a prison for those on the outside
Walled in : ordinary East Germans' responses to 13 August 1961 by Patrick Major( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vor und nach dem 13. August 1961 : Reaktionen der DDR-Bevölkerung auf den Bau der Berliner Mauer by Patrick Major( )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Across the blocs : Cold War cultural and social history
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Behind the Berlin Wall : East Germany and the frontiers of powerThe death of the KPD : communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956The workers' and peasants' state : communism and society in East Germany under Ulbricht 1945-71Spooked : Britain, empire and intelligence since 1945Death of the KPD, TheIn the shadow of the wall : true stories from Berlin's divided pastThe death of KPD : communism and anti-communism in West Germany, 1945-1956
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