The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis, 1961

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The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis, 1961

By Curtis Cate
M. Evans, 1978
544 pp. $15.00
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A familiar tale, retold with a sense of drama and immediacy. Cate is interested in personal experiences-of ordinary Berliners suddenly caught on opposite sides of the Wall, of G.I.'s on patrol, of politicians and generals coping with emergency. In effect, he reduces the crisis to a series of human interest stories.

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