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The Wall the People's Story by Christopher Hilton
  

The Wall the People's Story

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The Wall the People's Story by Christopher Hilton

For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides were kept apart by a twelve-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolised the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist East. In this astonishing book, journalist Christopher Hilton has collected together the individual stories of those whose lives it affected, including international politicians, American and British soldiers, East German border guards and, most importantly, the citizens of Berlin itself, West and East. Weaving their memories together into a remarkable narrative, this is the extraordinarily vivid, occasionally harrowing and often touching story of a city divided, and of how it affected the lives of real people.

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The most complete narrative . . . of the Wall s demise.

Sunday Telegraph


About the Author

Christopher Hilton was a writer and journalist. He wrote more than twenty books, including Hitler's Olympics and After the Berlin Wall, as well as numerous titles on sport. He died in December 2010, in Berlin.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2011

Author

Christopher Hilton

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

European history
The Cold War
Social & cultural history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780752458335

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