Germany 1945-1990: a Parallel History offers a lively description and convincing interpretation of the most significant events, cruces and ongoing themes in German history from the end of the Second World War up to the present. The chronologies that accompany each chapter record the most important dates, facts and names occurring in the narrative, and Jurgen Weber's text supplies the reader with a combination of vivid descriptive history, easily absorbed chronology and a reliable reference work for the parallel lives of the two Germanies - a product of the Cold War. The author describes in a clear manner the history of Germany since 1945. The narrative begins with the period of the allied occupation and progresses through the diverse developments in East and West Germany up to the Federal Republic of today. The most important events of the last fifty years are placed in the context of international political developments. Each chapter of the book is accompanied by a chronology featuring the most significant dates and facts relating to the period it covers. The last chapter gives a summary of what happened after 1990 and on present and future political problems of German reunification.