The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis

The Cold War

By John Lewis Gaddis

  • Release Date: 2005-12-29
  • Genre: History
4 Score: 4 (From 35 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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.

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Latest Impressions

  • Great

    5
    By AJPirate
    This is a great book that summarizes the Cold War. Although it doesn't go into detail about things like the Space Race or the Persian Gulf War, that's understandable because of the scope of things that need to be covered on this subject. I would say it's a great book for newcomers to the Cold War like myself.
  • Terrible

    1
    By Jackdej
    Grossly bad written. No true facts. Only gave it one star because it is the lowest I can give it.