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Berlin Wall

I feel like I’m sneaking across the Berlin Wall."
Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  A barrier (reinforced with machine guns and minefields) built by the Soviets in 1961 to prevent East Germans from entering West Berlin; opened and in part torn down in 1989
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  • I feel like I’m sneaking across the Berlin Wall."
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • I told them whatever I could, racking my brain for nuggets of twentieth-century history from Mrs. Johnston’s class—the moon landing! the Berlin Wall!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • "I told him that Africa wasn’t going to be saved or won by promoting the poems of Yevtushenko or by telling the people about the wickedness of the Berlin Wall.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • That was the year that the cold war ended, the year the Berlin Wall came down.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • But by the time the Berlin Wall comes down, so have the walls in her academic life, and she has slowly won over most of her colleagues with her sensible demeanor and disarming sociability.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • You remember those days: everyone was so optimistic when the Berlin Wall came down.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "I never fired a gun at anyone," Mortenson says, "but this was before the Berlin Wall fell and we spent a lot of time looking through our M-16 scopes at the East German guards."
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • His car has been the target of more vandalism than the Berlin Wall in the two years since he unveiled it, but Steve is an excellent body and fender man, and he just drags it down to his uncle’s shop, pounds out the dents, and repaints it.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Or NATO and Europe and the East Bloc and the Berlin Wall.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • But nothing—not the Bay of Pigs, not civil rights, not the Berlin Wall—can even remotely compare to this.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy

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  • I stood recently at Checkpoint Charlie and I saw where the Berlin Wall had once been, where millions had lived in slavery only twenty years ago, and I realized that it could happen again.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • A month later, the Berlin Wall fell.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • It’s the story of the world!" he always said, when the rest of us complained about having to watch yet another show about the Third Reich, the fall of the Berlin Wall, or the Great Pyramids.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Kennedy refused to back down, and a chastened Khrushchev began construction of the Berlin Wall to save face.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But the fall of the Berlin Wall had thrown Gorbachev out of power and left him in a precarious financial condition.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Plauen has lost about 10 percent of its population, as people move away in search of a better life.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • To Berliners, whose city is the present capital of Germany and perhaps the future capital of Europe, Plauen is a sleepy backwater that sat for decades on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Frieder Stephan was a disc jockey on an East German tourist ferry.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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