The Cold War

From the Iron Curtain to the Collapse of Communism

The Cold War

By:  Friedman, Norman

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8.5 X 9.8 in
160 pg

HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)
As present-day political and military hostilities between Russia and the West threaten to escalate, The Cold War looks back at a global drama that positioned the world on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Published 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism in Europe that led to the end of the Cold War, it is a graphic account of a confrontation that encompassed moments of high tension, such as the Berlin Crisis of 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the nuclear alerts of 1973 and 1983. Written by leading defence analyst, Dr Norman Friedman, The Cold War is a fully illustrated account of this period of crisis, subterfuge and power. Showing rare documents, such as a 1963 nuclear attack protection booklet produced for homeowners by the British government, and an official pack for US troops passing through Checkpoint Charlie, the reader can witness events as they unfolded. The result is a vivid account of a historical period that is echoed in today's geopolitical climate. The Cold War is the perfect companion with which to examine the events of this tense period of history - events that resonate ever strongly in this modern era of paranoia and surveillance.

Dr Norman Friedman is an American defence analyst and former Deputy Director of National Security Studies of the Hudson Institute, from 1973-1984. Dr. Friedman has published 29 books, including a history of the Cold War, The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, which won the 2001 Westminster Prize for the best English-language military book of 2000, awarded by the Royal United Services Institute.