By Peter Millar

It was once an occasion that modified background, bringing the chilly conflict to a surprising, unforeseen finish. Peter Millar used to be in the midst of it, actually: stuck in Checkpoint Charlie among bemused East German border guards and under the influence of alcohol western revellers upfront celebrating the top of an period. For over a decade Millar were dwelling not only in East Berlin but additionally Warsaw and Moscow. during this enticing, garrulous, bibulous memoir we persist with him on a trip into the guts of chilly battle Europe. From the hitchhiking journey that helped him find a mystery course right into a profession in journalism, throughout the carousing bars of Fleet highway within the seventies, to the East Berlin nook pub with its eclectic solid of shoppers who taught him the reality approximately dwelling at the fallacious facet of the Wall. We relive the evening all of it disintegrated, achieve perception into the domino influence that swept via japanese Europe in its aftermath and learn the way the writer felt as he opened the Stasi records and came across which of his associates had - or had no longer - been spying on him.

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