When the Wall Came Down

When the Wall Came Down

The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Soviet Communism

Book - 2006
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This is history as only an eyewitness can tell it. In 1989, veteran journalist Serge Schmemann was in his hotel room when his assistant from East Germany burst in with some incredible news: the Berlin Wall was open. Serge jumped into the first cab he could find and raced to the wall in time to witness one of the great moments of European history.

Including articles from the archives of The New York Times, this gripping narrative tells the whole story, from the division of Germany after World War II, to life in the Communist East, to the massive protests that brought an end to the Eastern Bloc, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2006
ISBN: 9780753459942
Branch Call Number: 943.1087 Sch 6939
Characteristics: 127 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps


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Apr 24, 2011

Loved reading this. I thought it was really interesting to read the story behind the Berlin Wall. Lots of colourful pictures and nice wording.

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