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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Fall of the Berlin Wall [Kindle Edition]

The New York Times
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This e-single recounts the fall of the Berlin Wall through a selection of New York Times news coverage. Construction of the Berlin Wall began in 1961 with the purpose of sealing off West Berlin to prevent East German defection. It stood as a symbol of Communist repression and of the Cold War for almost three decades. The dramatic and celebratory circumstances surrounding the opening of its gates in 1989 were fueled by the reforms of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1253 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: The New York Times Company (17 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,875 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knowing about the Berlin Wall 28 Nov 2013
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If you thought knew about the Berlin Wall, then this will allow you to see there was more to it than meets the eye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Content Excellent, But Text Fails on Kindle Paperwhite 8 Feb 2013
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This is one of a new series by the NY Times, that makes use of their vast archive of news articles. In this case you follow the history of the Berlin Wall as seen from the pages of the newspaper written as events took place. I found it quite compelling. In a way it's like reading a book comprised of letters, sort of an "epistolary novel" except it's history.

The 'FAIL' however, is that on my Kindle Paperwhite the text is gray and barely legible. The Chapter Headings are fine, but for some reason the text itself is rubbish. On a tablet, like an iPad, or the Kindle Fire, or a Nexus it's fine. So reader beware.

I'm still giving it a 5-Star rating, because of the content, but c'mon guys this isn't rocket science. You'd think someone at the Times might do a quality check on the reader experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting walk through the first drafts of history 6 Feb 2013
By M. Flynn - Published on
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The articles are pulled from the years when Germany was reuniting. They are edited down some, apparently. The chronological sequence takes the reader through the process of unification and explores the reasons for the change. A very cool way to learn this bit of history - real time reporting combined with our historic view.
5.0 out of 5 stars the last months of the berlin wall and ussr 15 Nov 2013
By Rigas Vasileios - Published on
taken from the new york times archives.
these are articles from their journalists
located in berlin. they describe the politicals meetings around berlin. between the east and the west
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