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The File By Timothy Garton Ash

The File
by Timothy Garton Ash

In 1991, Timothy Garton Ash walked into the building that housed the files of the Stasi, the East German secret police and asked if there was a file on him. In this work Ash describes what was in the file, and the avenues personal, political and historical, which he was led down by it.

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The File Summary


In 1991, after the Wall came down and the archives of Eastern Europe opened up, Timothy Garton Ash walked into the building that housed the files of the Stasi, the infamous East German secret police and asked if there was a file on him. There was - a thick one. In this work Ash describes what was in the file, and the avenues personal, political and historical, which he was led down by it. The book begins autobiographically, but opens out to show how Ash tracked down and confronted those who once pursued and monitored him. He shows how it is impossible to establish the "truth" of history and how the way we act depends overwhelmingly upon the circumstances in which we are placed.

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GOR001200295
The File
Timothy Garton Ash
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1997-07-01
240
0002558238
9780002558235
N/A
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