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An unconventional angle to a familiar history of the Cold War, The Zookeepers’ War chronicles the quirky and often comical strategies of two dueling zoos: one in West Berlin and one in East Berlin. The story of Berlin’s zoos, whose exotic animal stockpiling rivaled the pace of the nuclear arms race, exposes untold complexities through humorous anecdotes and intricate plays of political power. Originally published in German, The Zookeepers’ War quickly became an international bestseller and has now been translated into English.— Charlotte