Author: Taylor, Frederick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 716 pages. 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 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.