""What was intended by East Berlin's hard-line leadership as a pacifier for their people, Kirschbaum argues, had the opposite effect and turned into a powerful agent for change." --Derek Scally," "Berlin correspondent," The Irish Times
""Inside this book is as clear a statement of the power of this music as anyone, ever, has come up with. Dave Marsh, music critic, "Rolling Stone"
""An illuminating and impressively detailed examination of a frequently overlooked moment in the nexus of rock music and political liberation. I learned a great deal and enjoyed doing so." Eric Alterman, author, "What Liberal Media?"
""A glorious example of the influence that rock n roll can have on people who are hungry and ready for change." Michelle Martin, journalist, "The Washington Post"
""In telling the back story of how the concert came to be, "Rocking the Wall" also offers a fascinating historical snapshot of East German Communist cultural officials scrambling to contain the brewing political restlessness all around them." Vanessa Fuhrmans, reporter, "The Wall Street Journal
""What was intended by East Berlin s hard-line leadership as a pacifier for their people, Kirschbaum argues, had the opposite effect and turned into a powerful agent for change." Derek Scally," "Berlin correspondent," The Irish Times"
""It was cultural forces, not merely political or military ones, that won the Cold War for the West, and which may yet spring more oppressive regimes from the tyranny of the old and joyless. Young East Germans wanted their rock and roll." Tris McCall, music critic, "The Star-Ledger"