From The Publisher: Jul. 8, 1991

What began amid so much optimism in June of 1990 -- the unification of Germany -- is now mired in difficulty. To find out why, Bonn bureau chief James Jackson and correspondent Daniel Benjamin traveled across the republic for several months. They spoke with economists in Munich, psychologists in Halle and Wuppertal, even frightened foreigners in a western asylum camp. They attended classes at the University of Leipzig, interviewed fledgling eastern businessmen, and met with youth workers in Berlin. From the windows of a Soviet-built helicopter, Jackson snapped photographs of military bases, an unheard-of act only two years ago.

Jim, who...

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