The Wall: The People's Story

The Wall: The People's Story

by Christopher Hilton
     
 

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The story of the Berlin Wall, from the perspective of the people who lived in its shadow, including a new chapter on what happened after the wall came down
 
For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a 12-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a…  See more details below

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The story of the Berlin Wall, from the perspective of the people who lived in its shadow, including a new chapter on what happened after the wall came down
 
For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a 12-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolized the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist East. In this astonishing book, journalist Christopher Hilton collected the individual stories of those whose lives it affected, including international politicians, American and British soldiers, East German border guards, and, most importantlty, the citizens of Berlin itself, West and East. Weaving their memories together into a remarkable narrative, this is the extraordinarily vivid, occasionally harrowing, and often touching story of a city divided, and of how it affected the lives of real people.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Excellent account . . . timely and exhaustively detailed."  —Sunday Times

"The most complete narrative . . . of the Wall’s demise."  —Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752458335
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Hilton was a journalist and the author of more than 20 books, including After the Berlin Wall, Hitler's Olympics, and numerous titles on sports.

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