The File: a Personal History A journalist renowned for his coverage of the downfall of communism in Eastern Europe produces a gripping personal account of state surveillance and individual betrayal in Cold War Germany. Full description
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"* 'He is our best informed and beadiest commentator on Europe - eloquent, sceptical, fearless, with a tinge of idealism so wary as to be acceptable' - Craig Raine * 'Garton Ash is, in the most literal sense of the term, a contemporary historian. He writes primarily as a witness to the events he is treating, and not just as an outside witness but often as an inside one as well... yet the sense of the historic dimensionof the events in question is never lost. And the quality of the writing places it clearly in the category of good literature.' - George F. Kennan, New York Review of Books"Book Description:
Timothy Garton Ash lived behind the Berlin Wall and joined the millions spied on by the Stasi. In 1993, he gained access to his Stasi file. Here he tells his story, in a classic memoir of dictatorship and betrayal.
'A chilling portrait of treachery and compromise... bravely and beautifully written' John le Carré
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Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006388477
Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6388477