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Wall: The Inside Story of Divided Berlin

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From the bestselling author of Day One and Bay of Pigs comes the dramatic and intensely human story of the starkest and most enduring symbol of the Cold War--the Berlin Wall. 80 photos, 2 maps.
Hardcover, 762 pages
Published November 10th 1989 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1989)
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Steven Clark
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found Wyden's book to be of enormous historical and literary value in the way he documents the crisis of Berlin, the people involved in it on both sides of the wall, and great detail on characters, places, and life in what was once 'an island of freedom.' I also liked Wyden's character profiles of East Germans coping with life under communism, from ordinary families to the writer Stefan Heym. Wyden captures the swirl of political life and corruption in the life of Berlin, and despite its size ...more
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Although this book is dated, being published just prior to the historic event of the Berlin Wall coming down, it does bring about many different threads concerning the impact the Wall had on many different lives. For historic content, it is a great resource for those that wish to know more about the Socialist/Communist governments that existed in what seems a long removed time in history. As much as the Vietnam War is in my history, the removal of the Wall is part of my present and this book ...more
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Peter H. Wyden, born Peter Weidenreich, in Berlin to a Jewish family, was an American journalist and writer.

He left Nazi Germany and went to the United States in 1937. After studying at City University of New York, he served with the U.S. Army's Psychological Warfare Division in Europe during World War II. After the war, he began a career in journalism, during which he worked as a reporter for The
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