Top positive review
You know what? Actually not a bad book on history at all.
on 20 January 2015
Granted, there's only so much a little book like this one can cover, so you won't get all the fancy details that perhaps a traditional Cold War history book might ponder with such as the exact names of spies and specific development points of the Manhattan project or the intrinsic linking of WWII with the American involvement in the Cold War (i.e. this book doesn't talk about the how's and why's of Japans attack on Pearl Harbor), but why should it, because that's extensive, and it's not the Cold War.
I didn't expect much, but this book is the meat without the bread on the Cold War, it gets four stars for sometimes skimming over certain facts, but overall it's a great cost effective way for a mild historian of WWII to quickly acquaint with the eery timeline of nuclear 'about to sneeze kind of sensations' type scares that came after it.
Also, the only book I've read by skimming through it momentarily throughout just one day.