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The Fall of the Berlin Wall by [The New York Times]
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This e-single recounts the fall of the Berlin Wall through a selection of New York Times news coverage. Construction of the Berlin Wall began in 1961 with the purpose of sealing off West Berlin to prevent East German defection. It stood as a symbol of Communist repression and of the Cold War for almost three decades. The dramatic and celebratory circumstances surrounding the opening of its gates in 1989 were fueled by the reforms of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1310 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: The New York Times Company (Dec 17 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ANDFHZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Content Excellent, But Text Fails on Kindle Paperwhite Feb. 7 2013
By Capt'n Bob - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of a new series by the NY Times, that makes use of their vast archive of news articles. In this case you follow the history of the Berlin Wall as seen from the pages of the newspaper written as events took place. I found it quite compelling. In a way it's like reading a book comprised of letters, sort of an "epistolary novel" except it's history.

The 'FAIL' however, is that on my Kindle Paperwhite the text is gray and barely legible. The Chapter Headings are fine, but for some reason the text itself is rubbish. On a tablet, like an iPad, or the Kindle Fire, or a Nexus it's fine. So reader beware.

I'm still giving it a 5-Star rating, because of the content, but c'mon guys this isn't rocket science. You'd think someone at the Times might do a quality check on the reader experience.
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise account of events leading up to the fall of the Wall Dec 6 2014
By J. T. Gotsick - Published on Amazon.com
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After a visit to Berlin, I became very interested in understanding the events that shaped the city. This book provided a great concentrated summary of the tumult surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall. It only touches on the larger history of the fall of the USSR brand of communism, but rather concentrates on the specific events leading up to the opening of the East German border, and the Berlin Wall in particular. An excellent introduction to the city's most important change on its 25th anniversary.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting walk through the first drafts of history Feb. 6 2013
By M. Flynn - Published on Amazon.com
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The articles are pulled from the years when Germany was reuniting. They are edited down some, apparently. The chronological sequence takes the reader through the process of unification and explores the reasons for the change. A very cool way to learn this bit of history - real time reporting combined with our historic view.
5.0 out of 5 stars the last months of the berlin wall and ussr Nov. 15 2013
By Rigas Vasileios - Published on Amazon.com
taken from the new york times archives.
these are articles from their journalists
located in berlin. they describe the politicals meetings around berlin. between the east and the west

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