Item description for When the Wall Came Down: The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Soviet Communism (New York Times Books) by Serge Schmemann...
Overview Featuring articles from the archives of The New York Times and drawn from the author's first-hand account of one of the greatest moments in European history, this riveting account tells the whole story, from the division of Germany after World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Reprint.
Publishers Description Now in paperback, current events get in-depth treatment in this exciting series produced in collaboration with the New York Times. First-person narratives by the world-renowned newspaper's award-winning journalists tell the stories behind the headlines. <p> This compelling account carries readers back to Berlin, Germany, in 1989, on the night that the Berlin Wall fell. From the moment his East German assistant bursts into his West Berlin office to tell him that the wall is open, Serge Schmemann is in the thick of things, taking readers along with him as he witnesses the celebration when the wall is opened and the dramatic changes that follow. From this unique perspective, readers learn about the Berlin Wall, its construction, and what it symbolized to the world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0753461536 ISBN13 9780753461532
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More About Serge Schmemann
Serge Schmemann served as Bonn bureau chief for The New York Times from 1987 to 1991 and won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the reunification of Germany. Mr. Schmemann currently lives in Paris, France, where he is editorial page editor for The International Herald Tribune.