â€śStasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic.â€ť â€”Claire Tomalin, Guardian â€śBooks ofthe Yearâ€ť AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against East Germanyâ€™s communist dictatorship in these harrowing,personal tales of life behind the Iron Curtainâ€”and, especially, of life underthe iron fist of the Stasi, East Germanyâ€™s brutal state security force. In thetradition of Frederick Taylorâ€™s The Berlin Wall andPhilip Gourevitchâ€™s WeWish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, Funderâ€™s Stasiland isa masterpiece of investigative reporting, written with novelistic vividness andthe compelling intensity of a universal, real-life story.