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Dolores L. Augustine

Dolores L. Augustine is Associate Professor of History at St. John's University. She is the author of Patricians and Parvenus: Wealth and High Society in Wilhemine Germany.

Titles by This Author

Engineering and Dictatorship in East Germany, 1945-1990

In Cold War-era East Germany, the German tradition of science-based technology merged with a socialist system that made technological progress central to its ideology. Technology became an important part of East German socialist identity—crucial to how Communists saw their system and how citizens saw their state. In Red Prometheus, Dolores Augustine examines the relationship between a dictatorial system and the scientific and engineering communities in East Germany from the end of the Second World War through the 1980s.