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Newnham College, Cambridge where Ann Tusa studied history.
(Ann Tusa presents an engaging chronicle of the Cold War p...)
Ann Tusa presents an engaging chronicle of the Cold War partitions of this historic city, from the political strife and administrative division by the victors against Hitler, through the building and eventual destruction of the Wall.
Ann Tusa studied history at Newnham College, Cambridge.
Ann Tusa started her career at Penguin Books publishing house. Then, she has taught history at North London comprehensive schools and colleges.
Ann Tusa wrote her first book, ‘The Nuremberg Trial’, in a collaboration with her husband, a journalist John Tusa. The 1984 volume grew out of a radio program that they had created on the subject for the British Broadcasting Corporation based on historical documents from the proceedings of the Nazi war crimes trials. Many different ideas of justice of each Allied power, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France, are conveyed in the book, along with the difficulties in reaching agreement on how to treat the accused.
Four years later, the book was followed by the next common work of Tusas, ‘The Berlin Airlift’, published as ‘The Berlin Blockade’ in the United Kingdom. The book covered one of the most dramatic events of the Cold War following World War II, the separation of Germany and its capital, Berlin, at the Yalta Summit into separate zones to be supervised by each of the Allied powers until a new nation-state could be established.
Ann Tusa returned to German political events in her 1996 solo work, ‘The Last Division: Berlin and the Wall’, detailing the end of the twenty-eight-year dispute between the Soviet Union and the West that had begun with the Berlin Blockade. It was followed by the publication of ‘The Last Division: A History of Berlin’ the next year.
Ann Tusa married an arts administrator and journalist Sir John Tusa in 1960. They have two sons, Alexander and Francis.