Brian Ladd: The Ghosts of Berlin. Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1997. 282 pp. $30.00
This article presents a book review about Brian Ladd’s book, The Ghosts of Berlin. He uncovers the manifested and the hidden history of this city as well as the complexities of its life through its actual buildings, streets, traffic, and monuments and through the blueprints of unrealized projects, such as Hitker’s grandiose plans for a thoroughly revised capital. The result is a fascinating book about the development of Berlin and its role in national and international politics from the Middle Ages to the present.