I highly recommend this book if you are at all interested in the history of the DDR.
The author manages to work in personal travalogue and investigative journalism without any elements jarring or feeling out of place.
Anna gets this and tells the story in a way that gives more understanding than a world of data and statistics ever could.
I tumbled into this book completely. It's extraordinarily well written and gives a rich perspective of the true costs of living in the former DDR. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Diana Strinati Baur
Do you want to know what awaits the U.S. under continued domestic spying of Every Citizen without regard to the Constitutional Presumption of Innocence? Read morePublished 1 month ago by practical photographer
Overall I would say this book was very good. It is beautifully written, painting a fascinating picture of a very interesting world that I knew little to nothing about before... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hudson
Fascinating glimpse into a "Big Brother" society. Food for thought...Published 2 months ago by DJHIndy
This book was fascinating to someone who did not know much about the extent of spying by the GDR during those years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary E Herring
This is an important, well-written book on a subject that, by its very nature, was shrouded in secrecy for decades. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael L. Burwell