Finding lives in statistics, songs in reports and civilizations in archaeology is the discipline with which this book explores the Cold War.
What did it mean for the Vietnamese girl to see her village bombed and her parents die?
What did it mean for the man left behind on the Eastern side of the wall in Berlin?
Poetry makes paragraphs from history books and articles pierce through the heart and creates a real story of real people.
This book uses the power of the verse to give an account of the personal in the political.
It narrates the stories of the Cold War in a way that gives a human face to the huge ideological battle which divided the world into Blocs, but perhaps, brought its people closer in the legacy of a shared history.