By Peter Millar
It used to be an occasion that modified historical past, bringing the chilly battle to a surprising, unforeseen finish. Peter Millar used to be in the course of it, actually: stuck in Checkpoint Charlie among bemused East German border guards and inebriated western revellers in advance celebrating the top of an period. For over a decade Millar have been residing not only in East Berlin but additionally Warsaw and Moscow. during this attractive, garrulous, bibulous memoir we keep on with him on a trip into the guts of chilly warfare Europe. From the hitchhiking journey that helped him find a mystery course right into a occupation in journalism, throughout the carousing bars of Fleet road within the seventies, to the East Berlin nook pub with its eclectic solid of shoppers who taught him the reality approximately residing at the fallacious 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 came upon which of his buddies had - or had no longer - been spying on him.
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