NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gregory
W. Sandford, professor emeritus of history at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, who retired from active
teaching in 2018 and previously served as a diplomat in
the United States State
Department, has completed his new book "Our Life behind the Berlin
Wall: A Memoir for Our American Daughters": a gripping and potent
depiction of life in the German Democratic Republic during the late
years of the Cold War.
Published by Page Publishing, Gregory W.
Sandford's insightful tale is a depiction of the author's
time in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) working at the United
States Embassy in East Berlin. A large swath of the historical
writing about the GDR looks at it from the macro level. This book
supplements that substantial record with a history written from the
micro level, detailing what it was like to live in that society
with the advantages of both insider and outsider perspectives.
As a diplomat assigned to the United States Embassy in East
Berlin, the author, Dr. Sandford, had sources of information
inaccessible to most visitors from the West. Representing one of
the four World War II Allied powers with occupation rights in
Berlin, Dr. Sandford had
first-hand experiences of the complexities of four-power control of
that city. He also traveled freely within East Germany, speaking with GDR government
officials, dissidents, and average citizens, including clergymen
who shared their informed views on what was really going on in that
Framed as a personal record for his two daughters who were small
children at the time, this thoughtful memoir describes Dr.
Sandford's experiences and impressions of East Germany in its later years, from 1984 to
1987, and those of his family. With a powerful combination of
anecdotes, narrative descriptions, and informed analysis, this book
conveys the texture of life there both for the local citizens and
for resident diplomats. Finally, this book recounts how Dr.
Sandford and his East German contacts experienced the fall of the
Wall and the transition to democracy in their individual ways.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase
"Our Life Behind the Berlin Wall: A Memoir for Our American
Daughters" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes
Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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