Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany

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Crossing the River

A Memoir of the American Left,
the Cold War, and Life in East Germany
VICTOR GROSSMAN
(Stephen Wechsler)
Edited with an Afterword by Mark Solomon
University of Massachusetts Press
Amherst and Boston

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • I - Crossing the Border 2
  • Flight (1) 3
  • [1] - Childhood 12
  • Flight (2) 28
  • [2] - Harvard Years 31
  • Flight (3) 55
  • [3] - Working 58
  • Flight (4) 79
  • [4] - Soldier 81
  • Arrival 92
  • II - Life in East Germany 102
  • [5] - Starting in a New Land 103
  • [6] - The Clubhouse & the Lathe 118
  • [7] - A Student Again 136
  • [8] - Journalist in a Divided City 155
  • [9] - Radio, Robeson, &the Prague Spring 173
  • [10] - Freelancing in East Germany 189
  • [11] - Tremors 203
  • [12] - Death of a Nation 223
  • [13] - A New Life in United Germany 252
  • [14] - The Big Rock Candy Mountain? 273
  • [epilogue] - Eau De Cologne 292
  • Afterword 295
  • Selected Bibliography - (Including Notes on Sources) 325
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