By Peter Millar
It used to be an occasion that modified heritage, bringing the chilly warfare to a surprising, unforeseen finish. Peter Millar was once in the midst of it, actually: stuck in Checkpoint Charlie among bemused East German border guards and inebriated western revellers in advance celebrating the tip of an period. For over a decade Millar were dwelling not only in East Berlin but additionally Warsaw and Moscow. during this enticing, garrulous, bibulous memoir we stick with him on a trip into the center of chilly struggle Europe. From the hitchhiking journey that helped him find a mystery course right into a occupation in journalism, throughout the carousing bars of Fleet highway within the seventies, to the East Berlin nook pub with its eclectic forged of shoppers who taught him the reality approximately residing at the mistaken part of the Wall. We relive the evening all of it disintegrated, achieve perception into the domino influence that swept via japanese Europe in its aftermath and learn the way the writer felt as he opened the Stasi records and found which of his pals had - or had no longer - been spying on him.
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1989 The Berlin Wall: My Part in its Downfall by Peter Millar