Single title

The Meaning of Adenauer

by Hans-Peter Schwarz
In his masterful biographical essay, Hans-Peter Schwarz, the leading expert on Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, investigates the personality and political accomplishments of this complex founding father of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Press Reviews

  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung: “The substantial slender book encourages reflection on the complex character of an important historical figure.”

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: “Whenever this political scientist from Bonn takes pen to hand the result is never boring. A brilliant essay which is a joy to read.”
Contents

Preface7
Life9
Accomplishments38
Foreign Policy68
Treason?107
Modernisation128
The Dark Sides147
What Remains?164
Notes185
Index of Names197
Picture Credits200

Ordering Information

Editor

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

verlag

Herder