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The Wall: The People's Story

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For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-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 symbolised the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist East. In this aston ...more
ebook, 282 pages
Published May 17th 2014 by History Press (SC) (first published October 25th 2001)
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Another tough one to rate. This is a pretty cool history of the Wall. The focus is on the people of Berlin and their stories. The author apparently conducted a great deal of interviews himself. These first-hand experiences gets the reader up-close to the wall. There's, i would say, the exact amount of clean cut history so you wouldn't need to know much about the wall before reading this book. But still, it's mostly about personal stories from people whose lives in one way or another were so much ...more
Apr 26, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book informative and helpful, but I was reading it for research purposes. I think you have to have a pretty high level obsession with the Berlin wall to find this book digestible-- there is a lot of detail, not all of it fascinating.
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Christopher (Chris) Hilton was a former sportswriter with the Daily Express.

Hilton had begun his career in journalism at The Journal in Newcastle, and then worked at the Express‘s offices in Manchester before moving to London in the mid-1970s when recruited by then sports editor Ken Lawrence to cover Formula 1.

Hilton was a key member of the sports desk editing staff, as well as covering ice skatin
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