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The Good German by Joseph Kanon
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Dec 01, 2011

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Recommended to Tracey by: Julia de jonge & Paul Karsten
Read on June 01, 2011

I liked this book for the amazing insight it gave me into the post-war Berlin three-country governance system. It was also helpful in understanding what Berlin was like just after the war ended. It is ironic that the book I read after this one was The Garden of Beasts, which is about pre-war Berlin (ca. 1933-?), so I now feel like I know the streets, boulevards, parks, etc. of that city and outlying areas. It was an interesting story of intrigue, including German, Russian and American military and political characters. The love story was sort of limp; I can say that now because I read it last summer and it was limp enough that I don't remember much about it, except I think I thought the guy was going overboard for his frau-lover. I feel it's worth the read for its educational value.

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