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The Resource Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth, Iain MacGregor

Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth, Iain MacGregor

Label
Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth
Title
Checkpoint Charlie
Title remainder
the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth
Statement of responsibility
Iain MacGregor
Title variation
  • Check-Point Charlie
  • Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth
Title variation remainder
the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Checkpoint Charlie is the story of the men and women--from both sides of the Cold War's political divide--who lived, served on, or escaped through the Berlin Wall during its life span (13th August 1961 - 9th November 1989)"--
Summary
Published to coincide with the anniversary of the fall of the Wall, and drawing on never-before-heard interviews, this groundbreaking history of the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin brings to life the nerve-wracking confrontation between the West and USSR
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10824001
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacGregor, Iain
Dewey number
943/.15508770922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.M23 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Cold War
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth
Label
Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth, Iain MacGregor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: October 1961 -- Map of East and West Germany, 1949-90 -- Island in the Communist stream -- The spook in Berlin -- In a mousetrap now -- Split asunder -- Map of the Berlin Wall, August 1961-November 1989 -- A new border to patrol -- Who blinks first? -- Elvis is dead -- Let them come to Berlin! -- The secret army -- Searching for a grain of truth -- Catch me if you can! -- Death of a soldier -- The singing Jew of Checkpoint Charlie -- Going underground -- Chimes of freedom -- At the edge of control -- Map of Checkpoint Charlie -- The last escape -- Diagram of the Death Strip, 1989 -- A family in Berlin -- The memo that ended the Cold War -- The flood -- Lights, cameras, action! -- Aftermath -- Goodbye Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Four memories -- Appendix: Fatalities at the Berlin Wall 1961-1989
Control code
2019024838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781982100032
Lccn
2019024838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085209586
Label
Checkpoint Charlie : the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the most dangerous place on earth, Iain MacGregor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: October 1961 -- Map of East and West Germany, 1949-90 -- Island in the Communist stream -- The spook in Berlin -- In a mousetrap now -- Split asunder -- Map of the Berlin Wall, August 1961-November 1989 -- A new border to patrol -- Who blinks first? -- Elvis is dead -- Let them come to Berlin! -- The secret army -- Searching for a grain of truth -- Catch me if you can! -- Death of a soldier -- The singing Jew of Checkpoint Charlie -- Going underground -- Chimes of freedom -- At the edge of control -- Map of Checkpoint Charlie -- The last escape -- Diagram of the Death Strip, 1989 -- A family in Berlin -- The memo that ended the Cold War -- The flood -- Lights, cameras, action! -- Aftermath -- Goodbye Checkpoint Charlie -- Epilogue: Four memories -- Appendix: Fatalities at the Berlin Wall 1961-1989
Control code
2019024838
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781982100032
Lccn
2019024838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085209586

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