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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

By William F. (William Frank) Buckley, 1925-2008

William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on the event that marked the fall of Communism in Europe

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 was the turning point in the struggle against Communism in Eastern Europe. The culmination of popular uprisings in Hungary, Poland, and East Germany, the Wall's fall led inexorably to revolutions in Czechoslovakia and Romania, the reunification of Germany, and, ultimately, the disintegration of the Soviet Union itself.

In this book, American conservative pioneer and National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. explains how and why the Cold War ended as it did-and what lessons we can draw from the experience. Writing with his legendary wit and insight, he brings to life Communism's last gasp, showing how Reagan's hard-nosed foreign policy and Gorbachev's reforms undermined Warsaw Pact dictators, emboldened dissidents, and finally made the dream of freedom a reality in Eastern Europe.

  • Written by one of America's most erudite and influential political thinkers and writer.
  • Includes a new foreword by Henry Kissinger marking the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall
  • Hailed as "eloquent [and] immensely readable" (Baltimore Sun), this account "celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit and the will to achieve freedom" (Publishers Weekly).

Sure to delight conservatives, annoy liberals, and enlighten everyone who reads it, The Fall of the Berlin Wall is William F. Buckley Jr. at his inimitable best.

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0471267368


Format: Book
Author: Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008
Title: The fall of the Berlin Wall / William F. Buckley, Jr.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004.
Subject: Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 Cold War Berlin (Germany) -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990 Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990
Isbn: 0471267368
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Format: Book
Author: Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008
Title: The fall of the Berlin Wall / William F. Buckley, Jr.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004.
Description: xi, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: Turning points
Series: Turning points (John Wiley & Sons)
Subjects: Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
Subjects: Cold War
Subjects: Berlin (Germany) -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990
Subjects: Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-198) and index.
Contents: Ulbricht's Berlin problem -- The continuing crisis -- In the shadow of the Wall -- The Wall came tumbling down -- The end of the Cold War.
LCCN: 2003016086
ISBN: 0471267368
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 943.1550875 Buc