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The Cold War By John Lewis Gaddis

Cold War
by John Lewis Gaddis

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In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning... In this book, the truth behind every spy thriller you've read: why America and the Soviet Union became locked in a deadly stalemate. It tells the story of crisis talks and subterfuge, tyrants and power struggles - and of ordinary people changing the course of history.
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The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis

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.

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Cold War 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")

About John Lewis Gaddis


John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University and was the founding director of the Brady- Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. His previous books include The United States and the Origins of the Cold War; Strategies of Containment; The Landscape of History; Surprise, Security, and the American Experience; and The Cold War. The New York Times calls him 'the dean of Cold War historians'. He has won two undergraduate teaching awards at Yale and was a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His George F. Kennan: An American Life won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.

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GOR001228846
The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
John Lewis Gaddis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-01-25
352
0141025328
9780141025322
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