The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989

The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989

Frederick Taylor

at the morning of August thirteen, 1961, the citizens of East Berlin stumbled on themselves bring to an end from kin, associates, and jobs within the West via a tangle of barbed cord that ruthlessly break up a urban of 4 million in . inside days the barbed-wire entanglement might suffer a rare metamorphosis: it grew to become an impressive 103-mile-long wall guarded by means of 300 watchtowers. A actual manifestation of the fight among Soviet Communism and American capitalism that stood for almost thirty years, the Berlin Wall used to be the high-risk fault line among East and West on which rested the destiny of all humanity.

during this appealing paintings, certain to be the definitive heritage at the topic, Frederick Taylor weaves jointly legit historical past, archival fabrics, and private debts to inform the full tale of the Wall's upward push and fall.

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