Friday, August 28, 2009

Top 10 books about the Berlin Wall

At the Guardian's books blog, Suzanne Munshower named a top ten list of books which "can provide a better understanding of the geography of, the history behind and the collateral damage caused by this monument to humankind's perversity."

One book on the list:
The starting point for me is Frederick Taylor's The Berlin Wall because of its masterful detailing of events leading to the Wall's construction and demolition. This lively and thought-provoking book is a must for experiencing divided Berlin not just with politicos such as Willy Brandt, John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson, but with the multitudes who woke one morning to find friends, neighbours and even family suddenly a world away.
Read about a novel on Munshower's list.

--Marshal Zeringue