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The Resource Berlin : imagine a city, Rory MacLean

Berlin : imagine a city, Rory MacLean

Label
Berlin : imagine a city
Title
Berlin
Title remainder
imagine a city
Statement of responsibility
Rory MacLean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by a Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centres of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized and evils executed. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful, and fallen so low. Few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Rory MacLean assembles a dazzlingly eclectic cast of Berliners over five centuries, from the wild medieval balladeer to the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a royal princess, from the Scottish mercenary who fought for the Prussian Army to the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall. Alongside them we encounter Marlene Dietrich flaunting her sexuality in The Blue Angel, Goebbels concocting Nazi iconography, Hitler fantasising about the mega-city Germania and David Bowie recording 'Heroes'. Through these vivid portraits, Rory MacLean masterfully evokes the seen and the unseen, in a richly varied, unexpected tour of Berlin's history. The result is a unique biography of one of the world's most volatile and creative cities
Summary
The history of Berlin told through the lives of numerous residents over the last 500 years.
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10351483
Cataloging source
CaOKQ
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1954-
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MacLean, Rory
Dewey number
943.155
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
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portrait of a city through the centuries
Label
Berlin : imagine a city, Rory MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052570112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297871835
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Berlin : imagine a city, Rory MacLean
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052570112
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297871835
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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