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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall


作者  /  Nina Willner

出版社 / WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2017/08/15

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$560

售價 / 79折, NT$ 442

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冷戰豎立的柏林圍牆,使得家族成員分離了超過四十年,鐵幕沒有使她們忘記彼此,圍牆倒下後的奇蹟式重聚,使得這本附有數十張照片的動人回憶錄,超越了冷戰時期的間諜故事。

漢娜20歲的時候,從東德逃往西德,得到了自由,卻付出了拋下父母與手足的代價,無根地漂泊到美國,然後有了丈夫和自己的孩子。

漢娜的女兒,也是本書的作者Nina Willner成為美國第一個在冷戰高峰期,領導東柏林情報活動的軍情局女性官員。駐紮在西柏林的Nina,距離外祖母、阿姨和表姊只有數英哩之遙,但是冷戰卻使得她們不得相見。

五個尋常的人生,卻因為不受她們控制的政治環境而飽受折磨。作者帶領讀者深入共產黨統治下的東德 - 一個混亂且恐怖的世界。Nina的德國親戚們到底經歷了什麼樣的殘酷現實,而做為情報官的她,在執行秘密任務時,生命又受到了何種危險?

Forty Autumns是一個關於勇氣、堅韌與愛的故事。五位女性牢不可破的靈魂,奮力保有她們最看重的事,那就是家與家人。

In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family—of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Forty Autumns makes visceral the pain and longing of one family forced to live apart in a world divided by two. At twenty, Hanna escaped from East to West Germany. But the price of freedom—leaving behind her parents, eight siblings, and family home—was heartbreaking. Uprooted, Hanna eventually moved to America, where she settled down with her husband and had children of her own.

Growing up near Washington, D.C., Hanna’s daughter, Nina Willner became the first female Army Intelligence Officer to lead sensitive intelligence operations in East Berlin at the height of the Cold War. Though only a few miles separated American Nina and her German relatives—grandmother Oma, Aunt Heidi, and cousin, Cordula, a member of the East German Olympic training team—a bitter political war kept them apart.

In Forty Autumns, Nina recounts her family’s story—five ordinary lives buffeted by circumstances beyond their control. She takes us deep into the tumultuous and terrifying world of East Germany under Communist rule, revealing both the cruel reality her relatives endured and her own experiences as an intelligence officer, running secret operations behind the Berlin Wall that put her life at risk.

A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation, and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love—of five women whose spirits could not be broken, and who fought to preserve what matters most: family.

Forty Autumns is illustrated with dozens of black-and-white and color photographs. Nina Willner
Nina Willner曾經是冷戰時期美國派駐柏林的軍情員。退役後,分別在莫斯科、明斯克與布拉格工作,鼓吹人權與兒童福祉,規範美國政府、非營利組織和慈善機構的法律,目前住在華府。

Nina Willner is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who served in Berlin during the Cold War. Following a career in intelligence, Nina worked in Moscow, Minsk, and Prague promoting human rights, children’s causes, and the rule of law for the U.S. government, nonprofit organizations, and a variety of charities. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681474999007
ISBN 13 /9780062410320
ISBN 10 /0062410326
EAN /9780062410320

頁數416
尺寸20.3X13.5CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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