The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis 1961. Curtis Cate.

The Ides of August: The Berlin Wall Crisis 1961

New York: M. Evans and Co., 1978. Hardcover. [10], 534 p., [16] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Brown cloth spine with black and red spine title; light brown paper over boards. Maps on endpapers. Dust jacket. On August 13, 1961, East Germany started stretching barbed wire along the border between East Germany and West Germany, in violation of the Four-Power Pact that governed Berlin. The author "dramatically reconstructs the tangled skein of events that led up to the building of the Wall, and demonstrates how Nikita Khrushchev turned the crisis into an international poker game between John F. Kennedy and himself." -- dust jacket. In addition to his political and economic analysis, Cate covers the impact of the Wall's erection on residents of the city. Book is in Near Fine Condition: remainder mark on lower page edges; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: slightly discolored on flaps; otherwise, clean and bright. Near Fine / near fine. Item #008421
ISBN: 0871312557

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