• The Berlin Wall

  • August 13, 1961 - November 9, 1989
  • By: Frederick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

“This vivid account of the Wall and all that it meant reminds us that symbolism can be double-edged, as a potent emblem of isolation and repression became, in its destruction, an even more powerful totem of freedom.” (The Atlantic Monthly)

Now with an updated epilogue 30 years after the fall of the wall 

On the morning of August 13, 1961, the residents of East Berlin found themselves cut off from family, friends, and jobs in the West by a tangle of barbed wire that ruthlessly split a city of four million in two. Within days the barbed-wire entanglement would undergo an extraordinary metamorphosis: It became an imposing 103-mile-long wall guarded by 300 watchtowers. A physical manifestation of the struggle between Soviet Communism and American capitalism that stood for nearly 30 years, the Berlin Wall was the high-risk fault line between East and West on which rested the fate of all humanity. 

In the definitive history on the subject, Frederick Taylor weaves together official history, archival materials, and personal accounts to tell the complete story of the Wall's rise and fall.

©2019 Frederick Taylor (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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