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The Cold War: A New History (2005)

by John Lewis Gaddis

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Well researched book.. good flow.. enjoyed reading it ( )
  _RSK | Jan 26, 2016 |
A little dry ( )
  mgriel | Jan 18, 2016 |
Very ideologically driven vision of the Cold War - at times fun to read but watch out. ( )
  behemothing | Oct 25, 2014 |
Wonderful overview of the Cold War from end of WWII to end of Soviet Union. All the major players and their contributions as well as all the major playgrounds. Overuse of appositive structures slowed down the reading, but did not detract too much. Probably required to maintain high level overview and avoid too much detail. ( )
  econtom | Oct 22, 2013 |
Filled in some blanks, the part about Nixon is especially relevant today ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
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Alla memoria di George F. Kennan (1904-2005)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143038273, Paperback)

The “dean of Cold War historians” (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why—from the months in 1945 when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. went from alliance to antagonism to the barely averted holocaust of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the maneuvers of Nixon and Mao, Reagan and Gorbachev. Brilliant, accessible, almost Shakespearean in its drama, The Cold War stands as a triumphant summation of the era that, more than any other, shaped our own.

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Beginning with World War II and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union, this is a new account of the strategic dynamics that drove the age, with portraits of its major personalities and much fresh insight into its most crucial events. It contains much new information drawn from newly opened Soviet, East European, and Chinese archives. Now, as America once again finds itself in a global confrontation with an implacable ideological enemy, this is a story whose lessons it is vitally necessary to understand.--From publisher description.… (more)

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