Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Berlin Wall: Twenty-Five Years After

Twenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down—and The Boss had something to do with it. Berlinica now has a new, updated hardcover edition of our bestselling book Bruce Springsteen: Rocking the Wall: The Berlin Concert that Changed the World, with 20 more pages of color pictures from the concert, original Stasi files, and a preface by former E Street band hornist Mike Spengler, who was in Berlin with Bruce. You can get it at Amazon and Barnes&Noble, and also, every bookstore can order it.

Rocking The Wall explores the epic Bruce Springsteen concert in East Berlin on July 19, 1988, and how it changed the world. Erik Kirschbaum spoke to scores of fans and concert organizers on both sides of the Berlin Wall, including Jon Landau, Springsteen's long-time friend and manager. With lively behind-the-scenes details from eyewitness accounts, magazine and newspaper clippings, TV recordings, and even Stasi files, as well as photos and memorabilia, this gripping book transports you back to those heady times before the Berlin Wall fell and gives you a front-row spot at one of the most exciting rock concerts ever. It takes you to an unforgettable journey with Springsteen through the divided city, to the open air concert grounds in Weissensee, where The Boss, live on stage, delivered a speech against the Wall to a record-breaking crowd of more than 300,000 delirious young East Germans full of joy and hope. 

Erik Kirschbaum a native of New York City and long-time Springsteen fan, has lived in Germany for more than twenty-five years and in Berlin since 1993. He is a correspondent for the Reuters international news agency. He is also a devoted father of four, an enthusiastic cyclist, and a solar power entrepreneur. Rocking the Wall is his third book.

Your publisher, Eva C. Schweitzer

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