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The Resource The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall, Greg Mitchell

The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall, Greg Mitchell

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The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall
Title
The tunnels
Title remainder
the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall
Statement of responsibility
Greg Mitchell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then, as the world's press heard about the secret projects, two television networks raced to be the first to document them from the inside, funding two separate tunnels for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and his administration, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries. As Greg Mitchell's riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Berlin's most wanted man; the tunneller who had already served four years in the East German gulag; the Stasi informer who betrays the 'CBS tunnel'; the young East Berliner who escapes with her baby, then marries one of the tunnellers; and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1947-
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Mitchell, Greg
Dewey number
943.155
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, inc
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Escapes
  • Political activists
  • Refugees
  • Documentary films
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Tunnels
  • Escapes
  • Political activists
  • Refugees
  • Documentary films
Target audience
adult
Label
The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall, Greg Mitchell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058882560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593075968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)961801402
Label
The tunnels : the untold story of the escapes under the Berlin Wall, Greg Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058882560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593075968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)961801402

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