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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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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 TimesThe 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134 x 196 x 16mm | 240.4g
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 20th Anniversary edition
  • maps
  • 0470496681
  • 9780470496688
  • 460,300

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary Edition William F. Buckley Jr. Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger History "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.show more

About William F. Buckley

The late William F. Buckley Jr. was an award-winning author, editor, columnist, television host, lecturer, and adventurer. A father of modern conservative thought in America, he founded "National Review" in 1955, started writing his syndicated "On the Right" newspaper column in 1962, and began hosting the Emmy Award-winning Firing Line in 1966. His many bestselling books include "God and Man at Yale," "Atlantic High," "Airborne," and ten Blackford Oakes spy novels. Buckley was awarded thirty-five honorary degrees and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Ulbricht's Berlin Problem. 2. The Continuing Crisis. 3. In the Shadow of the Wall. 4. The Wall Came Tumbling Down. 5. The End of the Cold War. Notes. Index.show more

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