The Year that Changed the World

The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Year that Changed the World

  • Scribner | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416558484 | 
  • April 2012
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Journalist Michael Meyer Discusses The Year That Changed The World

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a riveting account of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War

About the Author

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer is currently  Director of Communications for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Between 1988 and 1992, he was Newsweek's Bureau Chief for Germany, Central Europe and the Balkans, writing more than twenty cover stories on the break-up of communist Europe and German unification. He is the winner of two Overseas Press Club Awards and appears regularly as a commentator for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, C-Span, NPR and other broadcast network. He previously worked at the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly. He is the author of the Alexander Complex (Times Books, 1989), an examination of the psychology of American empire builders.  He lives in New York City.