Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cure it with Movies/Books: the Cold War

Today is the Berlin Wall's Fall 25th anniversary and I thought to celebrate this historical event sharing a list of movies & books that show how was life during that period.


**History moment!!** A brief summary of the facts:
August/September 1945: World War II official end and during the Jalta and Potsdam's confercens U.S.A, UK, France and ex URSS split the German territories.
1949: The estern part of Germany was controlled by URSS and named  German Democratic Republic (GDR). The western part controlled by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, were merged to form the Federal Republic of Germany .
1955: West Germany joined the NATO
1960: Berlin Wall is built to prevent escaping from Est to West Germany. 
1962: Nearly started World War III with Cuban missile crisis
1979: URSS invade Afghanistan and the year after U.S.A claim an embargo and boycott Moscow's Olympic Games. Soviets will return the "favor" boycotting Los Angeles' Olympic Games in 1984.
1987: INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) is sealed between US President  Ronald Reagan e and Soviet's General Secretary Michail Gorbačëv and ended the setting of missiles in Europe.
1989: Berlin Wall's Fall
1991: Reunification of the two Germanies

I've only heard about most of these movies & book, so I can't give advices on which one watch first BUT  they've been all highly recommended by friends and family.

Movies:

           Wings of Desire (1987)                                            the Iron Giant (1999)
Goodbye Lenin! (2003)                                            The Lives of Others (2006)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Books:

           Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett                    Inside the Labirynth by Boris Pahor
Edge of Eternity - Ken Folletts latest book. Does anyone have a review the would like to share with me.  Thanks muchly.
The Spy Game by Georgina Harding               Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
54 by Wu Ming

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