Willy Brandt: 1913-1992: A Bold Peacemaker

Willy Brandt: 1913-1992

THE HISTORY OF EUROPE IN THE 20th century has been in large measure the story of Germany: its aggressive wars, its humiliating defeats, its miracle of postwar recovery. Willy Brandt witnessed much of the worst of the century -- and was responsible for much of the best. By the time he died last week of cancer at 78, he had achieved the great goals of his life: the end of the cold war and the restoration of a unified Germany to the family of nations.

It was an achievement symbolized by the somber drama of a man on his knees: Brandt,...

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