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A Brief History of the Cold War (Brief Histories) (edition 2006)

by John Hughes-Wilson

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Title:A Brief History of the Cold War (Brief Histories)
Authors:John Hughes-Wilson
Info:Robinson Publishing (2006), Paperback, 448 pages
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A Brief History of the Cold War: The Hidden Truth About How Close We Came to Nuclear Conflict by Colonel John Hughes-Wilson

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A very good general overview, with a slightly folksy style. The downside is e obvious non dispassionate stance, the author coming across as right wing in his politics, but his list of references & bibliography @ the back impressive. A well paced overview, lacking at times in detail, but good enough to steer you in hoe right direction. ( )
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The Cold War was an undeclared war, fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen. Here, author Hughes-Wilson takes a cool look at this war, from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the dissolution of the USSR thereafter. He examines the suspicion and paranoia — on both sides — of the greatest stand-off in history. Written by one of Britain's leading popular military historians, A Brief History of the Cold War makes accessible for the first time one of the key periods to shape our world.

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