Author(s): MacGregor, Iain,
Date of Publication: 24/10/2019,
Pagination: 352 pages,
Published By: Little, Brown Book Group,
Book Classification: Germany, European history, The Cold War, 20th century history from c 1945 to c 2000
Checkpoint Charlie is about the nerve-wracking confrontation between the West and the Soviet Union that contains never-before-heard interviews with the men who built and dismantled the Wall; lovers who crossed it; relatives and friends who lost family trying to escape over it; German, British, French, and Russian soldiers who guarded its checkpoints; CIA, MI6 and Stasi operatives who oversaw secret operations across its borders; politicians whose ambitions shaped it; journalists who recorded its story; and many more whose living memories contributed to the full story of Checkpoint Charlie.