The Fall of the Berlin Wall
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I wrote a novel about the construction of the Berlin Wall (The Story of Henri Tod) in my Blackford Oakes series. I traveled to inspect the wall, submitting to the indignities of Checkpoint Charlie. The near mystical idea of the wall, bisecting the capital of a modern, industrialized country, as if it were the fancy of a Genghis Khan, fascinated me beyond the stark ideologi...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 22nd 2004 by John Wiley & Sons
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This book offered a fascinating history of the how the Berlin Wall came to be in the first place and how it ultimately came down. This is a compact book but it was filled with stuff I never knew (or forgot--apologies to my high school history teacher). Since I was recently able to see an actual piece of the Wall at the George HW Bush Library, i was interested in it's history. Thanks be to President Reagan that this wall is no longer. Having been written by William F. Buckley, the writing is impe...more
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Cold war spanned about 4 decades and a 200 page book can hardly do it justice. It might serve well for those who already know a great deal about it and want a refresher.
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William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American author and conservative commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing style was famed for its erudition, wit, and use of uncommon words.

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