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file author Timothy Garton AD informed against him Moving from document to remembrance from the offices of Britain's own security service to the living rooms of retired Stasi officers The File is a personal narrative as gripping as disuieting and as morally provocative as any fiction by George Orwell or Graham Greene And it is all true Awful

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Compiled by the East German secret police with the assistance of both professional spies and ordinary people turned informer it contained a meticulous record of his earlier life in BerlinIn this memoir he describes rediscovering his younger self through the eyes of the Stasi and then confronting those who ha Garton Ash writes well and this is an enjoyable read The book is in two parts – first the comparison his own memories and diary entries of his time living in the DDR with the contents of the Stasi file on him some of their errors and omissions are uite amusing and secondly his attempts to track down and interview the informers and ex Stasi officers who contributed to his file It moves along at a good pace and Garton Ash's sharp observations and insights are worth reading

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file author Timothy Garton Ash kindle ↠ Hardcover Ê [PDF / Epub] ✅ file By Timothy Garton Ash – Danpashley.co.uk In 1978 Timothy Garton Ash went to live in Berlin to see what that divided city could teach him about tyranny and freedom Fifteen years later by then internationally famous for his reportage of the do In 1978 Timothy Garton Ash went to live in Berlin to see what that divided city could teach him about tyranny and freedom Fifteen years later by then internationally famous for his reportage of the downfall of communism in Central Europe he returned to look at his Stasi file which bore the code name 'Romeo' The Author studied and lived in East and West Berlin during the whole Cold War debacle He discovers that the 'Stasi' secret Police kept a file on him during this time with the code name 'Romeo' due to his Alfa Romeo car not due to his stunning good looks or way with women After Reunification Garton Ash goes back and reads his file and then investigates and interviews those who informed and kept him under surveillanceIt's a good story and one worthy of writing and telling but Garton Ash is an academic and unable to tell the story with the emotion and raw simplicity that would make such a story utterly compellingHe freuently mentions a name briefly then many pages later will refer to that person and expect the reader to know and follow the story as he can which is impossible as it's his storyThis happens many times in the book with characters barely described who keep popping up here and there and the reader cannot remember them as they've been barely described or described in a totally unmemorable wayMany times you'll come across an interesting passage and think the book is picking up then he rambles again or goes another direction and interest wanesFor anyone not familiar with the Stasi and their methods of operation it's ok and it will inform the reader somewhat but a much better book for all levels of understanding is Anna Funders 'Stasiland' which I have reviewed on this site alsoI thought this book could've and would've been much better