Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Roaming Ghostland: The Final Days of East Germany - a book offering a personal and unvarnished view of the events which occurred shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall - is now available on eBook, according to the book’s author.
The announcement comes in advance of the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall on August 13 – a time when the world will again be turning its attention to Berlin and the scene of one of the 20th Century’s most significant events.
“For me, Roaming Ghostland is a kind of time capsule that helps preserve this pivotal moment in history,” says author Stevan Allen, who was one of the first western reporters to travel throughout restricted areas of East Germany. “I am excited about the new eBook format, which makes it easier and more affordable than ever for readers to access this largely untold story about ordinary East Germans and how the rush to reunification turned their lives upside down.”
The book, the author says, resonates with readers because they relate to the highly personal, insightful and entertaining account of what it was like to witness the clash of two distinct political, economic and cultural systems in the days following the downfall of the Berlin Wall.
“This period of history is so fascinating to me because of all the drama and tension arising from these two very different nations trying to come together,” said Allen. “Readers have told me they especially enjoy the way the book allows them to experience history in a very street-level and human way.”
Since its initial hardback and paperback release in 2009, the book has been well received by a range of readers and critics.
In a review he wrote for the New Books in History website, Marshall Poe, a University of Iowa history professor stated that Roaming Ghostland “will be a welcome treat for journalists, historians, and anyone interested in a good read about places and pasts that no longer exist…”
The book has also been popular among veterans and member of the United States military who have lived and served in Germany, said Allen.
“I admire your ability with language…thanks again for the experience” wrote World War II veteran James L. McCubbin, who lives in Georgia.
The book has been appealing to those with an established interest in German culture, modern history and journalism as well as anyone interested in a non-academic view of what the epicenter of Germany was in the days after the fall of the Wall. Roaming Ghostland provides a vibrant venue for readers to experience these momentous events of over 20 years ago.
In eBook format, Roaming Ghostland can now be purchased at a number of online book sources including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris. The eBook is also expected to be available from iTunes ibookstore later this month. For more information including Q&A with the author and personal photos visit http://www.RoamingGhostland.com.