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Description - The Cold War, by John Lewis Gaddis

In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was just beginning. . . Cold War, the most gripping non fiction book of the year, takes us as never before to the time when the world stood on the brink of destruction. 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 really came to nuclear catastrophe; what was going on in the minds of leaders from Stalin to Mao Zedong, Reagan to Gorbachov; how secret agents plotted and East German holidaymakers helped the Berlin Wall fall. It is the story of crisis talks and subterfuge, tyrants and power struggles - and of ordinary people changing the course of history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141025322
ISBN-10: 0141025328
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Lewis Gaddis

John Lewis Gaddis is an internationally renowned historian of the Cold War and has been called 'the dean of Cold War historians' by The New York Times. He is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, is on the advisory board of the Cold War International History Project and has served as a consultant on the CNN television documentary Cold War. He is also the author of numerous books, is the 2005 winner of the US National Humanities Medal and lives in New Haven.

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