This book was definitely not what I thought it was going to be. It was filled to the brim with information on East and West Berlin, the tunnels, President Kennedy, etc. I never expected it to read so much like a historical resource, as opposed to a "story." This made it hard for me to get through in some ways. The story of the tunnels and everything the people of Berlin went through, is mostly new information for me. I don't think I ever would have understood fully what happened, had it not been for this book. For that, this book I would recommend this book. It has a plethora of information, and is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know more about this time period. If you want a smooth "easy" read this is not for you! This book was sent to me by Blogging for Books for an honest review.