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Based on previously classified documents and on interviews with former secret police officers and ordinary citizens, The Firm is the first comprehensive history of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, at the grassroots level. Focusing on Gransee and Perleberg, two East German districts located north of Berlin, Gary Bruce reveals how the Stasi monitored small-town East Germany. He paints an eminently human portrait of those involved with this repressive arm of the government, featuring interviews with former officers that uncover a wide array of personalities, from devoted ideologues to reluctant opportunists, most of whom talked frankly about East Germany's obsession with surveillance. Their paths after the collapse of Communism are gripping stories of resurrection and despair, of renewal and demise, of remorse and continued adherence to the movement. The book also sheds much light on the role of the informant, the Stasi's most important tool in these out-of-the-way areas. Providing on-the-ground empirical evidence of how the Stasi operated on a day-to-day basis with ordinary people, this remarkable volume offers an unparalleled picture of life in a totalitarian state. "Brilliantly written and deeply researched, this is the best book in any language on East Germany's Stasi." --Robert Gellately, author of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe "This is surely the most detailed micro-analysis of the East German security service...In a rare step, Bruce actually interviews a number of former Stasi staff, weaving from his conversations telling portraits of 14 of them." --Foreign Affairs | "Brilliant, thoroughly researched, and highly readableenables readers to better understand how the Stasi operated in everyday life and how its inescapable presence affected citizens." --CHOICE "Bruce has done an admirable job of exploring the repressive nature of the East German state and the experience of normalcy in small towns where the watchers and watched lived side by side." --Oral History Review
"The Firm is notable for its high level of knowledge of German research and excellent
source material. Gary Bruce's book is one of the finest English-language works on
the subject, offering an astute analysis of the Communist repressive apparatus in the
post-Stalin era." -The Journal of Cold War Studies


"Gary Bruce's The Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi is a well-written look inside the Ministry for State Security of East Germany. Combining archival research with extensive interviews, The Firm focuses in particular on two Stasi district offices, in Perleberg and in Gransee, north of Berlin." --Central European History


"This is an outstanding new study of the former Communist East German secret police...[A] remarkable work." --The Military Advisor


"Brilliantly written and deeply researched, this is the best book in any language on East Germany's Stasi. To cut through the myths and recreate the grassroots workings of the secret police, the author plowed through the archives and used oral interviews. We not only get inside 'the firm, ' but learn how it operated and its social impact. This is an accessible history from a consummate professional and it deserves a broad audience."--Robert Gellately, author of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe


"Gary Bruce's fascinating book is a major contribution to the enormous literature on the Stasi, providing a detailed study of how the Stasi operated at the local level to enforce communist rule. Bruce convincingly shows that the Stasi was sophisticated in its repression, relying on pervasive surveillance, psychological pressure, physical coercion, imprisonment, and blackmail to keep the population under control. Tracing the functions of the Stasi district organs from beginning to end, Bruce not only enriches the historiography on the Stasi but also touches on larger questions about the nature of the East German state. His book is an excellent complement to theeIntroduction ; 1. In the Service of the Firm: Full-Time Stasi Employees ; 2. The Candidate: Stasi Informants ; 3. In the Line of Sight: Stasi Operations Against Residents of Districts Gransee and Perleberg ; 4. The Stasi in Everyday Life ; 5. The Downfall ; Conclusion


Szczegóły: The Firm - Gary Bruce

Tytuł: The Firm
Autor: Gary Bruce
Producent: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199896578
Rok produkcji: 2012
Ilość stron: 264
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.38 kg


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The Firm

Based on previously classified documents and on interviews with former secret police officers and ordinary citizens, The Firm is the first comprehensive history of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, at the grassroots level. Focusing on Gransee and Perleberg, two East German districts located north of Berlin, Gary Bruce reveals how the Stasi monitored small-town East Germany. He paints an eminently human portrait of those involved with this repressive arm of the government, featuring interviews with former officers that uncover a wide array of personalities, from devoted ideologues to reluctant opportunists, most of whom talked frankly about East Germany's obsession with surveillance. Their paths after the collapse of Communism are gripping stories of resurrection and despair, of renewal and demise, of remorse and continued adherence to the movement. The book also sheds much light on the role of the informant, the Stasi's most important tool in these out-of-the-way areas. Providing on-the-ground empirical evidence of how the Stasi operated on a day-to-day basis with ordinary people, this remarkable volume offers an unparalleled picture of life in a totalitarian state. "Brilliantly written and deeply researched, this is the best book in any language on East Germany's Stasi." --Robert Gellately, author of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe "This is surely the most detailed micro-analysis of the East German security service...In a rare step, Bruce actually interviews a number of former Stasi staff, weaving from his conversations telling portraits of 14 of them." --Foreign Affairs | "Brilliant, thoroughly researched, and highly readableenables readers to better understand how the Stasi operated in everyday life and how its inescapable presence affected citizens." --CHOICE "Bruce has done an admirable job of exploring the repressive nature of the East German state and the experience of normalcy in small towns where the watchers and watched lived side by side." --Oral History Review
"The Firm is notable for its high level of knowledge of German research and excellent
source material. Gary Bruce's book is one of the finest English-language works on
the subject, offering an astute analysis of the Communist repressive apparatus in the
post-Stalin era." -The Journal of Cold War Studies


"Gary Bruce's The Firm: The Inside Story of the Stasi is a well-written look inside the Ministry for State Security of East Germany. Combining archival research with extensive interviews, The Firm focuses in particular on two Stasi district offices, in Perleberg and in Gransee, north of Berlin." --Central European History


"This is an outstanding new study of the former Communist East German secret police...[A] remarkable work." --The Military Advisor


"Brilliantly written and deeply researched, this is the best book in any language on East Germany's Stasi. To cut through the myths and recreate the grassroots workings of the secret police, the author plowed through the archives and used oral interviews. We not only get inside 'the firm, ' but learn how it operated and its social impact. This is an accessible history from a consummate professional and it deserves a broad audience."--Robert Gellately, author of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe


"Gary Bruce's fascinating book is a major contribution to the enormous literature on the Stasi, providing a detailed study of how the Stasi operated at the local level to enforce communist rule. Bruce convincingly shows that the Stasi was sophisticated in its repression, relying on pervasive surveillance, psychological pressure, physical coercion, imprisonment, and blackmail to keep the population under control. Tracing the functions of the Stasi district organs from beginning to end, Bruce not only enriches the historiography on the Stasi but also touches on larger questions about the nature of the East German state. His book is an excellent complement to theeIntroduction ; 1. In the Service of the Firm: Full-Time Stasi Employees ; 2. The Candidate: Stasi Informants ; 3. In the Line of Sight: Stasi Operations Against Residents of Districts Gransee and Perleberg ; 4. The Stasi in Everyday Life ; 5. The Downfall ; Conclusion

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Szczegóły: The Firm - Gary Bruce

Tytuł: The Firm
Autor: Gary Bruce
Producent: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199896578
Rok produkcji: 2012
Ilość stron: 264
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.38 kg


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