The fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: William Frank Buckley
Publisher: Wiley
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An analysis of the end of the Cold War marks the deconstruction of the Berlin Wall as a turning point in the struggle against Communism, noting its role in revolutions, the reunification of Germany, and the end of the Soviet Union; and citing the policies and reforms of multiple nations that contributed to the expansion of freedom in eastern Europe.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: William F Buckley, Jr.
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470496688
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"Eloquent . . . immensely readable . . . the saga of the victory of capitalism over the brutal and irrational fraud that was state socialism." —The Baltimore Sun "Buckley's lucid account celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit and the will to achieve freedom." —Publishers Weekly "This is a small masterpiece of the narrative tradition. The Fall of the Berlin Wall keep[s] readers turning the page." —National Review "[A] great narrative of democratic survival and democratic victory." —The Washington Times The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 was the turning point in the struggle against Communism in Eastern Europe. In The Fall of the Berlin Wall, renowned author and conservative pioneer William F. Buckley Jr. explains why the wall was built, reveals its devastating impact on the lives of people on both sides, and provides a riveting account of the events that led to the wall's destruction and the end of the Cold War.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Jeffrey A. Engel
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199832447
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More than two decades after the Wall's collapse, this book brings together leading authorities who offer a fresh look at how leaders in four vital centers of world politics--the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and China--viewed the world in the aftermath of this momentous event. Jeffrey Engel contributes a chronological narrative of this tumultuous period, followed by substantive essays by Melvyn Leffler on the United States, Chen Jian on China, James Sheehan on Germany and Europe, and William Taubman and Svetlana Savranskaya on the Soviet Union.

Days of Decision

Author: Michael J. Nojeim
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975265
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Days of Decision spans a century of American foreign policy making, from the Spanish-American War of 1898 to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Michael J. Nojeim and David P. Kilroy carefully examine twelve foreign policy landmarks, including the attack on Pearl harbor and America's entry into World War II, the launch of Sputnik and the space race with the Soviet Union, the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the Arab oil embargo of 1973, and the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union. Each of these milestones played a crucial role in shaping world history and led to profound changes in U.S. foreign policy. Devoting one chapter to each turning point, Nojeim and Kilroy place each in its proper historical context, explore its political consequences-primarily the debates and divisions that arose among policy makers-and discuss the aftermath, focusing on the event's lasting influence on world affairs.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Brian Williams
Publisher: Cherrytree Books
ISBN: 9781842344071
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This series explores key dates in history: what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. Each title tells the story in a crisp, fast-paced style and colour and black and white photos, map and timeline support the text. The books are perfect quickread introductions to the dramatic events, and equally useful as high interest / low reading level books.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: The Associated Press
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633530310
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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell after nearly three decades as a barrier dividing the city. AP was there. Reporters witnessed the construction of the wall in August 1961 and reported its collapse to the world in 1989. Relive the immediate reactions of those who lived to see the fall of a former behemoth: the Soviet Union. With on-the-ground reporting and stunning photography, AP was there to provide a unique look at the story.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Author: Nigel Kelly
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403491398
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Using the Berlin Wall as the focus, traces the history of the Cold War, from the Russian Revolution in 1917 through World War II, and finally to the destruction of the Wall.

The German Wall

Author: Marc Silberman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118577
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This interdisciplinary volume addresses the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall, from the revitalizing effect it had on Germany to the new challenges of integrating socially and politically old and new minorities, and forming a new European identity. It also considers how the fall was represented by the media.

The Path to the Berlin Wall

Author: Manfred Wilke
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782382895
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The long path to the Berlin Wall began in 1945, when Josef Stalin instructed the Communist Party to take power in the Soviet occupation zone while the three Western allies secured their areas of influence. When Germany was split into separate states in 1949, Berlin remained divided into four sectors, with West Berlin surrounded by the GDR but lingering as a captivating showcase for Western values and goods. Following a failed Soviet attempt to expel the allies from West Berlin with a blockade in 1948–49, a second crisis ensued from 1958–61, during which the Soviet Union demanded once and for all the withdrawal of the Western powers and the transition of West Berlin to a "Free City." Ultimately Nikita Khrushchev decided to close the border in hopes of halting the overwhelming exodus of East Germans into the West. Tracing this path from a German perspective, Manfred Wilke draws on recently published conversations between Khrushchev and Walter Ulbricht, head of the East German state, in order to reconstruct the coordination process between these two leaders and the events that led to building the Berlin Wall.

The Berlin Wall

Author: Frederick Taylor
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835827
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The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially catastrophic East-West crisis and plunging the entire world for the first time into the fear of imminent missile-borne apocalypse. This threat would vanish only when the very people the Wall had been built to imprison, breached it on the historic night of 9 November 1989. Frederick Taylor's eagerly awaited new book reveals the strange and chilling story of how the initial barrier system was conceived, then systematically extended, adapted and strengthened over almost thirty years. Patrolled by vicious dogs and by guards on shoot-to-kill orders, the Wall, with its more than 300 towers, became a wired and lethally booby-trapped monument to a world torn apart by fiercely antagonistic ideologies. The Wall had tragic consequences in personal and political terms, affecting the lives of Germans and non-Germans alike in a myriad of cruel, inhuman and occasionally absurd ways. The Berlin Wall is the definitive account of a divided city and its people.