The Cold War

The Cold War

A New History

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group (USA), 2007, c2005
ISBN: 9780143038276
Branch Call Number: 909.825 Gad 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 333 p. :,ill., maps


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Aug 20, 2014

This is a well-written, easy-to-read account of U.S. - Soviet relations. I found it helpful in understanding these events which occurred during much of my life. Also, Gaddis provides some new revelations. Highly recommended.

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