Connections: Memoirs of an American Historian in the Communist East Bloc
Dr. Claude R. Foster, internationally acclaimed scholar of the German Reformation, a historian, a traveler, a poet. In Connections, he serves as a congenial tour guide through East Germany and other communist bloc countries during the height of the Cold War. Look through the eyes of an American history professor, travelling this region for over 50 years. Being fluent in the German language with extensive connections, he offers a level of insight rarely found by historians. His stories -- sometimes gripping, sometimes humorous and always memorable-- share his connections with German citizens, government officials, fellow scholars, and members of the clergy on both sides of the Berlin Wall. This book, filled with history, personal stories, and aptly placed anecdotes, poems and snippets from literary works with mass appeal. This extensive memoir collection was skillfully and carefully edited by Dr. Brenda Gaydosh into this publication.
Alpha Academic Press
Foster, Claude R. and Gaydosh, Brenda, "Connections: Memoirs of an American Historian in the Communist East Bloc" (2019). College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Books. 27.