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The Resource The zookeeper's war : an incredible true story from the Cold War, J. W. Mohnhaupt ; translated by Shelley Frisch

The zookeeper's war : an incredible true story from the Cold War, J. W. Mohnhaupt ; translated by Shelley Frisch

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The zookeeper's war : an incredible true story from the Cold War
Title
The zookeeper's war
Title remainder
an incredible true story from the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
J. W. Mohnhaupt ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Living in West Berlin in the 1960s often felt like living in a zoo, everyone packed together behind a wall, with the world always watching. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, the East Berlin zoo was spacious and lush, a socialist utopia where everything was perfectly planned, and then rarely successfully finished. Berlin's two zoos quickly became symbols of the divided city's two halves. And so no one was terribly surprised when the head zookeepers on either side started an animal arms race, rather than stockpiling nuclear warheads, competing to have the most pandas and hippos. Soon, state funds were being quietly diverted to give these new animals lavish welcomes worthy of visiting dignitaries. West German presidential candidates were talking about zoo policy on the campaign trail. And eventually politicians on both side of the Wall became convinced that if their zoo were proved to be inferior, then that would mean their country's whole ideology was too. A quirky piece of Cold War history unlike anything you've heard before, The Zookeepers' War is an epic tale of desperate rivalries, human follies, and an animal-mad city in which zookeeping became a way of continuing politics by other means
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1983-
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Mohnhaupt, Jan
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Frisch, Shelley Laura
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  • Tierpark Berlin
  • Zoologischer Garten (Berlin, Germany)
  • Cold War
  • Zoos
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The zookeeper's war : an incredible true story from the Cold War, J. W. Mohnhaupt ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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Copyright
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"Originally published in 2017 in Germany as Der Zoo der Anderen by Carl Hanser Verlag."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066651831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
377 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of photos
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432879181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The zookeeper's war : an incredible true story from the Cold War, J. W. Mohnhaupt ; translated by Shelley Frisch
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2017 in Germany as Der Zoo der Anderen by Carl Hanser Verlag."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066651831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
377 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of photos
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432879181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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