Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

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Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
PublicAffairs
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.38 X 9.33 X 1.21 inches | 1.23 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781541788848

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About the Author

Helena Merriman presented and produced Tunnel 29, BBC Radio 4's podcast about a miraculous escape under the Berlin Wall. She is also the cocreator of British Podcast Award-winning series The Inquiry, and previously worked as a reporter for the BBC in the Middle East. She lives in London, UK.

Reviews

"A fascinating account of a daring escape from a repressive regime as well as a vivid portrait of life in Berlin in the early days of the wall--and of the international impact of events in that city. Merriman effectively maintains the pace and suspense, giving readers a novelistic narrative with a solid foundation of fact. An entertaining real-life Cold War thriller following a group of students who escaped under 'the Wall of all walls.'"
--Kirkus Reviews
"A gripping, real-life page turner, packed with great characters stuck in impossible situations. This is nonfiction at its very best, and more dramatic and incredible than any fiction I have read for a very long time."
--John O'Farrell, cohost of the We Are History podcast
"Merriman takes us inside not only the tunnel, but also the personal lives of those who dug it. We feel we're experiencing history as it happens. It's a gripping story of bravery, determination, and, ultimately, love."
--Lindsey Hilsum, author of In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin