Willy Brandt: A Political Biography

  • Barbara Marshall

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Barbara Marshall
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-170

About this book

Introduction

Willy Brandt, the first Social Democratic Chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974) was perhaps the most charismatic German leader since Hitler. His life reflects German 20th-century history from the Weimar Republic to the new Germany as a result of unification with the GDR. He was mayor of Berlin when the Wall was built (1961) and as Chancellor he initiated Ostpolitik which indirectly contributed to the fall of the Iron Curtain. As Chairman of the North-South Commission he drew the world's attention to the plight of the Third World. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

Keywords

Adolf Hitler history Ostpolitik peace Third World

Authors and affiliations

  • Barbara Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Modern Languages and European StudiesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230390096
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39586-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-39009-6
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