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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, comprehensive, and a most excellent read, 17 Aug. 2002
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This review is from: The Cold War (Cambridge Perspectives in History) (Paperback)
I was fortunate enough to hear a series of fantastic and thought-provoking lectures by the author of this slim volume. Reading this is almost as good as listening to the lectures. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in brushing up their knowledge of the Cold War--it should be in every serious 20th-century History student's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cold War (Cambridge Perspectives in History), 9 Oct. 2009
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Highly condensed, packing an amazing amount of information. Just the book for examinees. Will not suit those requiring extensive descriptive passages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise Overview, 11 May 2011
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This is a perfect length for either revising from or getting a concise overview of what happened during the cold war. Split into 7 chapters it pretty much covered all the aspects I needed to know for my undergraduate course. At 148 pages it takes around a day and a half to read, in an informative neutral style. In fact it is so neutral without background knowledge it may leave you wondering how exactly tensions were raised so high. But nevertheless this is too its advantage; the lack of polemic leaves just the facts. Each chapter is 12 pages or so of text, followed by a few segments from original sources, with maps, diagrams and images every so often. The chapters follow chronologically and cover about 10 years or so each, with the exception of 1962 and 1989 for obvious reasons.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for revision, 18 May 2013
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As a student of A level history I found this book to be useful in providing useful overviews which helps with revision. It goes through the whole Cold War and is concise. However, it mainly gives a narrative history of events and so lacks some of the deep historical analysis required for my exams.
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