I love reading books and learning more about different historical periods and events! Although, this is based upon a legend, "The Day Before the Berlin Wall" is a fascinating read about this time in history, the mid-1970's. A young American receives knowledge that may lead to the Berlin wall not being built. However, he is in East Berlin in at the time and he must return to his unit with the information and he finds himself in race against time with the information and to outrun and outwit those trying to kill him.
I found the glossary included at the beginning of the book to be helpful while reading this book. I am not all that familiar with this part of history and I felt a little confused at times while reading, so the extra information was very beneficial. Once you get into the book, it is difficult to put down and you will find yourself wondering "what if" throughout this as history could have possibly been changed.
The author, T.H.E. Hill, served with the U.S. Army Security Agency and his vast knowledge is evident in this story. I encourage you to check out the website focusing on this book as it is filled with great information and images: http://www.voicesunderberlin.com/DayBefore.html
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.