Written on: 30/09/2009 by teach1 (1 review written)
Many books have been written about the Iron Curtain, this one is unique. A mixture of biography and history book it succeeds where other books fail: it paints a more complex picture of the East German society than a plain biography ever could and it provides the reader with lots of interesting facts and titbits without being boring. 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this is a book, especially for teens and twens who are far too young to have experienced the Iron Curtain and Cold War for themselves. Here history comes alive. This book will engage pupils and I will be using it in my lessons.