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The Resource The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill, Greg Mitchell

The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill, Greg Mitchell

Label
The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill
Title
The tunnels
Title remainder
escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill
Statement of responsibility
Greg Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1962, one year after East German Communists built the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans came up with a plan. They would risk prison, Stasi torture, even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Among the tunnelers and escape helpers were a legendary cyclist, an American student from Stanford, and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel. The Tunnels provides both rich history and high suspense. Mitchell captures the hopes and fears of everyday Berliners; the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police; U.S. networks prepared to 'pay for play' yet willing to cave to official pressure; and a White House and State Department eager to suppress historic coverage
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943/.1550875
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DD900
  • DD900
LC item number
  • .M58 2016
  • .M58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill, Greg Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a bibliography, reference notes and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cyclist -- Two Italians and a German -- The Recruits -- The President -- The Correspondent -- The Leaks -- Schorr and the Secretary -- Kiefholz Strasse -- Interrogations -- The Intruder -- The Martyr -- Coming Up Short -- Schonholzer Strasse -- Underground Film -- Threats -- The Buried Tunnel -- Sabotage -- Coming Up for Air -- Epilogue -- Cast of Characters
Control code
sky280497558
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 381 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781101903872
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016013452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white photographs, illustrations, maps
Label
The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill, Greg Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a bibliography, reference notes and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cyclist -- Two Italians and a German -- The Recruits -- The President -- The Correspondent -- The Leaks -- Schorr and the Secretary -- Kiefholz Strasse -- Interrogations -- The Intruder -- The Martyr -- Coming Up Short -- Schonholzer Strasse -- Underground Film -- Threats -- The Buried Tunnel -- Sabotage -- Coming Up for Air -- Epilogue -- Cast of Characters
Control code
sky280497558
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 381 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781101903872
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016013452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white photographs, illustrations, maps

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