Recommend me a book

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4:59pm, 10 Jan 2015
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HellsBells
I've just discovered CS Forester's early crime fiction, written before he got into things like Hornblower. Set in the 1920's and extremely well written. Not detective novels as such - it's more about the people. Plain Murder which I have just finished is all about the murderer and his relationships with other people
Mar 2021
10:52pm, 16 Mar 2021
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rf_fozzy
Ok, so time to resurrect this thread.

I've been watching Deutschland 83 86 and 89 and realise that I know remarkably little about the history of East Germany.

Can anyone recommend me a "popular history" book that would be good to give me an overview please?

Mine Deutsch is nicht so gut, so it must be in English please.

Danke Schon
Mar 2021
8:48am, 17 Mar 2021
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DeeGee
*watching this*

I'm very interested in this area, but I've got all my knowledge from documentaries, periodicals and museums, so I'd like something to read, too.
Mar 2021
10:26am, 17 Mar 2021
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rf_fozzy
Bump.
Mar 2021
5:39pm, 18 Mar 2021
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rf_fozzy
I'm guessing the answer was no!
WA
Mar 2021
5:58pm, 18 Mar 2021
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WA
I don't have a history book, but there are a couple of good postwar novels that give a flavour of the place- Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, and The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallan. The first is better imo.

There's also Stasiland- Stories from behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder which is non-fiction
WA
Mar 2021
6:16pm, 18 Mar 2021
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WA
I should add that Stasiland isn't a history as such, but it is the accounts of those who lived under the East German regime
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10:28am, 31 Jul 2022
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Bob!
Back in the day I used to love Linton Kwesi Johnsons poetry and accompanying music. Interview with him in today's Guardian.
Now off to order the book!

theguardian.com

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