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Title:
The Berlin Wall
Author:
Grant, R. G.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of the Berlin Wall from its building, through life with tensions this barrier created, to the destruction of the wall and life afterwards.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 2.0 24702.
ISBN:
9780817250171

9780750221672
Format :
Book

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Readers examine important world events through engaging text, authentic photos, and quotes from people who experienced these turbulent times. The series gives an honest presentation of global crises, such as war, attempts at genocide, and manmade disasters. Each title traces history's defining moments from their roots to their inevitable outcome.


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This book gives the background to the Berlin Wall, with the iron Curtain and the Berlin Blockade. it gives an account of the building of the Wall, and international reaction. The next chapter looks at life in the two Berlins from the 1960s to the early 1980s, including espionage and the various defections and fatalities associated with the Wall. The last chapters are concerned with Glasnost, the collapse of communism and the Wall, and the experience of German reunification.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. In the New Perspective series. which also includes Charles Freeman's Crisis in Rwanda [BKL D 15 98], this detailed account of the building, guarding, and eventual coming down of the Berlin Wall is also a history of the Cold War in Europe and an overview of the collapse of Communism. The book design is like a magazine, with many photographs, quotes, and boxed insets, and the bibliography recommends the great spy novels of the 1960s as well as information sources. --Hazel Rochman


Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. In the New Perspective series. which also includes Charles Freeman's Crisis in Rwanda [BKL D 15 98], this detailed account of the building, guarding, and eventual coming down of the Berlin Wall is also a history of the Cold War in Europe and an overview of the collapse of Communism. The book design is like a magazine, with many photographs, quotes, and boxed insets, and the bibliography recommends the great spy novels of the 1960s as well as information sources. --Hazel Rochman


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