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Konrad Adenauer

1876- 1964

German Statesman

Konrad Adenauer, the first postwar West German chancellor (1949-1963), began his political career as Lord Mayor of Cologne in 1917. During the dark years of World War II, Adenauer was a staunch opponent of Hitler, fleeing Germany for Switzerland. After the war, Adenauer founded the Christian Democratic Union and in 1948 was elected president of the Constituent Assembly. He was also instrumental in writing the new German constitution. In his later years, Adenauer was viewed as something of a European elder statesman, enjoying the sobriquet of "Der Alte" (the old one).

Bibliography:

Hildebrand, Klaus.West German Foreign Policy from Bismarck to Adenauer : The Limits of Statecraft 1989. Unwin Hyman.
Cioc, Mark. Pax Atomica : The Nuclear Defense Debate in West Germany . 1988 Columbia University Press.
Finke, Blythe F. Konrad Adenauer : Architect of the New Germany. 1972 Story House Corp.

Hiscocks, Richard. Adenauer Era 1966. Greenwood Pub Group.

Konrad Adenauer / by Rudolf Augstein ; with a chronological introduction compiled by the staff of Der Spiegel ; translated from the German by Walter Wallich.

At the Creation of a New Germany : from Adenauer to Brandt : An Ambassador's Account / by George McGhee; foreword by John J. McCloy. New Haven : Yale University Press, c1989.

Konrad Adenauer, 1876-1967 [by] Terence Prittie. [Chicago] Cowles Book Co. [c1971]