The unquenchable desire for freedom takes center stage in The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell, a book focusing on the many escapes under the Berlin Wall in the 1960’s and the political conflict that ensued as the JFK administration tried to put a damper on media coverage.
Well documented and filled with intimate stories of triumph and tragedy, Mitchell weaves a narrative of people and politics at odds with each other. In the middle of the fray is a battle for the freedom of the press and intense cold war fear casting a shadow over critical decisions.
This fresh take on a timeless story, with a wealth of new information and perspective, is as relevant now as it ever was. One of the best books of 2016.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.