From Alicja Feitzinger
author: Taylor, Frederick
The Berlin Wall : a world divided, 1961-1989
This story of a wall which divided Berlin between East and West for 28 years is fascinating and deeply affecting. Frederick Taylor gives a thorough historical background not only of Berlin, but Germany and the Eastern Block. He also uses personal narratives to illustrate how politics disturbed, devastated and in many cases destroyed lives of millions of people locked behind the Iron Curtain. Especially touching are stories of people who swam, jumped, and dug for freedom.
The book is well written and it’s easy to read despite the wealth of information it contains.