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Author Milton, Giles, author.

Title Checkmate in Berlin : the Cold War showdown that shaped the modern world / Giles Milton.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  943.1550874 MIL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  943.1550874 MIL    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-357) and index.
Contents The road to Berlin -- Flag on the Reichstag -- Red Berlin -- Loot -- Arrival of the allies -- Life on the edge -- Dividing the spoils -- Let battle commence -- Enter the overlords -- The Iron Curtain -- Ministry of lies -- Crime and punishment -- Playing dirty -- Shifting sands -- Breaking point -- The perfect siege -- Flying high -- The sky's the limit -- Checkmate -- Fruits of victory.
Summary "The lively, immersive story of the race to seize Berlin in the aftermath of World War II that fired the starting gun for the Cold War"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Berlin.
Cold War.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990.
Berlin (Germany) -- Strategic aspects.
ISBN 9781250247568 (hardcover)
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