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When I started reading this biography, I had low expectations. After all, how good could a story about a drab, boring dictator in a drab, boring country be? Also, I grew up hating Erich Honecker. When I was young I spent many summers visiting relatives in the German Democratic Republic (DDR—East Germany). I remember the tense train border crossings. I remember the colorless cities. And I remember being told to be careful about what I said all the time. To me, Honecker embodied all that was evil. ...more