Revolution Without Shooting
Revolution Without Shooting. My Experiences With the Perestroika – on the Assembly Line and in the Class Room. Pahl-Rugenstein, Cologne, 1988, 331 pages, Paperback
Everybody talked about perestroika during that time – but what was it like on location? In a richly nuanced report Adrian Geiges tells of his experiences with the young people of the industrialized city of Rostov. He worked with them on an assembly line for harvester combines and studied with them in their middle school classes. He accompanied them to the youth club, the rock concert hall and the soccer stadium. He talked with them about love and sex, about punk rock and heavy metal, about old habits and new thinking.
“If somebody would ask me how best to inform himself about perestroika in books, I would recommend him two: The 1987 published book of the greatest statesman of our time, Mikhail Gorbachev, which draws the big lines about this topic, and the one just now published by Adrian Geiges, which describes the everyday life of perestroika in the year 1987.”
Juergen Kuczynski, Professor for Economic Sciences, author of the East German bestseller “Dialogue With My Great-Grandson”