This compelling account of the Berlin Wall's demise and the subsequent fall of the Eastern Bloc launches a new line of New York Times books...This standout debut should captivate readers' interest in one of the most climactic events of the late 20th century.
This is a well-written look at the fall of the Berlin Wall, the events leading up to it, and the realities a united Germany faced after the wall's demise...Photographs throughout the text are well chosen and show the human aspect of the decades-long engagement.
A very valuable history of the end of the Cold War in Germany.
School Library Journal
This book offers more complete coverage than Jeremy Smith's The Fall of the Berlin Wall (World Almanac Library, 2004), and Schmemann's personal perspective and the numerous articles will help readers understand the intensity of feeling that surrounded this event.