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Esstential Cold War History

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Cold War: Volume 1 - Iron Curtain [VHS]
1.  Cold War: Volume 1 - Iron Curtain [VHS] VHS Kenneth Branagh
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  "Amazing, definitive 24 part series from the creators of World at War chronicling events throughout the Cold War. I want it on DVD now!!!"
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Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held Its Breath
2.  Cold War: For 45 Years the World Held Its Breath by Jeremy Isaacs
The list author says:
  "The book to accompany the series. In my opinion the best and most readable book about the Cold War. Like the series hard to put down when you start."
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Cold War Legacy: A Tribute to the Strategic Air Command, 1946-1992
3.  Cold War Legacy: A Tribute to the Strategic Air Command, 1946-1992 by Alwyn T. Lloyd
The list author says:
  "This incredible book details the fearsome war machine that ever existed The Strategic Air Command.There is some amazing photography that you will pour over for hours.The detail included is mindblowing"
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Anatomy of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century)
4.  Anatomy of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Greenwood Press Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century) by James A. Nathan
The list author says:
  "Very well written book about the missile crisis, an extremely absorbing read that I highly recommend."
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Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile Program
5.  Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile Program by David K. Stumpf
The list author says:
  "Comphrensive history of one of the most powerful weapons systems ever created by someone in the know. A real eye opener!!"
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Threads [DVD] [1984]
6.  Threads [DVD] [1984] DVD ~ Karen Meagher
The list author says:
  "Gritty, disturbing and thought provoking film about nuclear war, and the horror of life afterwards. Lives up to the hype."
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Thirteen Days [DVD] [2001]
7.  Thirteen Days [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "Superb dramatisation of the Cuban missile crisis. Maintains an edgy feel throughout with no Hollywood cheesyness ever evident, has you gripped even though you know the ending."
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Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers
8.  Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers by N.J. McCamley
The list author says:
  "Very well researched and a real eye opener, this book shows the extent the NATO forces went to to protect themselves from a nuclear attack."
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The War Game [DVD] [1965]
9.  The War Game [DVD] [1965] DVD ~ Michael Aspel
The list author says:
  "Released in the 60s and banned until only recently, this is another gritty and disturbing account of a nuclear attack on Britain. Time has not softened it's blow!"
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When the Wind Blows
10.  When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
The list author says:
  "Sad and incredibly moving story of an elderly couple living through a nuclear war. You have to be a very cold person not to be in some way touched by this book."
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XB-70 Valkyrie: The Ride to Valhalla
11.  XB-70 Valkyrie: The Ride to Valhalla by Jennette Remak
The list author says:
  "A brilliant history of the ultimate Cold War bomber program. Has some stunning photgraphy and the good technical detail. Recommended to fans of the plane."
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The Cold War: A Military History
12.  The Cold War: A Military History by David Miller
The list author says:
  "Interesting, if somewhat limited, history of Cold War weapons and hardware. Good to expand your knowledge with."
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Space Weapons, Earth Wars
13.  Space Weapons, Earth Wars by Bob Preston
The list author says:
  "During the Cold War both sides flirted with the idea of weapons in space and this book takes a very interesting look at the possibilties."
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Ballistic Missile Defence
14.  Ballistic Missile Defence by Ashton B. Carter
The list author says:
  "A hot topic still today, this gives an idea of whats involved and the implications if it was introduced."
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100 Suns: 1945-1962
15.  100 Suns: 1945-1962 by Michael Light
The list author says:
  "Dramatic book showing explosions from nuclear tests. It is incredible how something so devastatingly destructive can be so beautiful at the same time. Contains so breathtaking shots."
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Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: The Making of the Weapon That Changed the World
16.  Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: The Making of the Weapon That Changed the World by G.Harry Stine
The list author says:
  "Once you start reading this book you will find it hard to put down. Tells how the most feared weapon on the planet came to cast a dark shadow over the world for many years."
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Cold War Hot: Alternative Decisions of the Cold War
17.  Cold War Hot: Alternative Decisions of the Cold War by Peter Tsouras
The list author says:
  "An interesting read, if sometimes a little far fetched, but does provide some food for thought if various turns of event had turned out differently."
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Wargames [DVD] [1983]
18.  Wargames [DVD] [1983] DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "A family film it may be but so much deeper, based on a real Cold War scenario about the US's control of it's nuclear arsenal, opening scene is chilling."
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