Berlin Wall, The: 13 August 1961 – 9 November 1989 (reissued)

Frederick Taylor

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 31st Oct '19


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The astonishing drama of Cold War nuclear poker that divided humanity – reissued with a new Postscript to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the wall. During the night of 12-13 August 1961, a barbed-wire entanglement was hastily constructed through the heart of Berlin. It metamorphosed into a structure that would come to symbolise the insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. Frederick Taylor tells the story of the post-war political conflict that led to a divided Berlin and unleashed an East-West crisis, which lasted until the very people the Wall had been built to imprison breached it on 9 November 1989. Weaving together history, original archive research and personal stories, The Berlin Wall, now published in fifteen languages, is the definitive account of a divided city and its people in a time when humanity seemed to stand permanently on the edge of destruction.

Additional information

Weight 0.422 kg
Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 576