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THE COLD WAR: A New History

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Cold War scholar Gaddis fashions a short but comprehensive account of what JFK called our "long twilight struggle."Following the defeat of the Axis powers in WWII, the western democracies faced off ... Read full review

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User Review  - jocraddock - LibraryThing

This was a fascinating and accessible history of the Cold War written by a professor as requested by his students. It is written in the style of a very interesting spy/war/political novel -- except it's real! Thanks for a gem of a book! Read full review

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User Review  - pierthinker - LibraryThing

A genuinely eye-opening history of the Cold War. Gaddis focuses on an analysis of the key personalities, the politics and the social upheavals of the times using extensive contemporary voices. A ... Read full review

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User Review  - lightparade - LibraryThing

Great primer on the post-war world. I just cast Frederick Taylor's "Berlin Wall" into the cancer shop bag, but I'm holding on to the Cold War. Pretty soon we'll have forgotten all this ever happened. Why does the Cold War world still feel a more hopeful one than today's? (Discuss.) Read full review

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User Review  - ando775 - LibraryThing

For most people from my generation, the backend of Generation X or the frontend of Generation Y, depending on how you look at it, the Cold War lurks in a foggy part of our brain as something that we ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelic55blonde - LibraryThing

This is a great, fairly short book on the Cold War by one of the topic historians in that field. He writes in a way that the reader can easily understand and the writing flows. It's a thoroughly ... Read full review

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User Review  - behemothing - LibraryThing

Very ideologically driven vision of the Cold War - at times fun to read but watch out. Read full review

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

Filled in some blanks, the part about Nixon is especially relevant today Read full review

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User Review  - RobertP - LibraryThing

Brilliant short summary of the Cold War. I spent a good chunk of my life fighting the Cold War, and I appreciate this book. Read full review

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User Review  - mortensengarth - LibraryThing

generally the cold war. pretty default and not so in depth on anything. Read full review


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