The Cold War (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 25/01/2007
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A brilliantly arresting historical work, John Lewis Gaddis's The Cold War takes us as never before to the time when the world stood on the brink of destruction. In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning... Here is the truth behind every spy thriller you've read: why America and the Soviet Union became locked in a deadly stalemate; how close we came to nuclear catastrophe; what was really going on in the minds of leaders from Stalin to Mao Zedong, Ronald Reagan to Mikhail Gorbachev, how secret agents plotted and East German holidaymakers helped the Berlin Wall fall. It is a story of crisis talks and subterfuge, tyrants and power struggles - and of ordinary people changing the course of history. 'Gripping' Len Deighton 'Superb ... brimful of racy incident' Independent on Sunday 'A lively and readable history' The Times 'Force 9 on the Richter scale' Spectator John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, and 'the dean of cold war historians' (The New York Times). He is the author of numerous books, including Security and the American Experience, the book recently pressed on his cabinet and senior security staff by President Bush.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141025322
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Outstanding ... The most accessible distillation of that conflict yet written. ("The Boston Globe")
Energetically written and lucid, it makes an ideal introduction to the subject. ("The New York Times")
A fresh and admirably concise history . . . Gaddis's mastery of the material, his fluent style and eye for the telling anecdote make his new work a pleasure. ("The Economist")

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“A FASCINATING READ”

An excellent and concise account of the Cold War. The book was very readable. As I lived through the whole of the Cold War, it was very much re-living events that are now history. The 40 odd years seemed a long time... More

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