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Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

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    Cold War history at its best!  This book clearly demonstrates wh

    Cold War history at its best!  This book clearly demonstrates why the Berlin Wall became the quintessential symbol of the divide between Communism and capitalism.  There are so many poignant stories of those who lived inside and outside the Wall.  Reading this I couldn't help but feel despair as the events led up to the sudden and secret construction of first a wire fence and then an almost impenetrable wall.  But I also felt elation as the hold of Communism began to fail and the ideological and physical wall crumbled.  Reading this story of the Wall and all it represented brought me to tears on more than one occasion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2007


    I never knew so much until I read this book. It has everything a non-fiction reader could want and is easy to understand. The author also gives it great voice and character. It starts with the very beginning of Berlin-Coeln in the 13th century all the way through to modern day Germany. Every chapter is filled with quotes and writings of the people who lived through it. This book gives you an in depth look of both sides of the wall, including how and why it was built. It tells how the Berliner¿s felt and controversy over its existence. The different sectors and neighborhoods within Berlin are shown and described in the book. The historically accurate illustrations help clarify the book, giving you a much better understanding. It is a masterpiece of history and philosophy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story, with all its different characters.

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