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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cold War - Gaddis, 24 May 2007
This review is from: The Cold War (Paperback)
I bought this book when happened to see it at airport as something to read. I was hooked reading it for whole of my holliday. It is really fascinating for anyone wanting to learn about The Cold War. My partner is from Hungary and so I took an interest in learning a bit more about Eastern Europe's history post WW2 and the cold War in general. I read this book after earlier watching another good Cold War resource, the CNN Cold War series by Jeremy Issacs on BBC (which I would also reccomend although is hard to get hold of as is no longer on sale).

The book goes into details of all aspects of cold war through the world and the major events and people who shaped it. It gives reasoned arguments and discusses the motives of both US allies and Soviet/socialist leaders throughout the period. It is a really fascinating read that is hard to put down! Reading it was like having just had a booster injection of historical knowledge! It was a great read and I wish history could have been taught like this at school! highly recommended read.

Colin Sinclaire (NHS doctor)
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 14:51:05 BDT
The book is little better than USA propoganda. The fact it is well written makes it worse. You really should not be drawn in by such drivel. To understand what really took place requires a balanced analysis - this is so far of the scale in that regard. A book like this should be nowhere near an educational establishment.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2013 22:43:48 GMT
have you read the book? or have you read a couple of chapters and made an unfounded judgement on a book which covers a huge topic in some detail. I am glad the book was written by someone as analytical as Gaddis, someone who isn't bigoted and angry.

Posted on 9 Feb 2014 08:17:04 GMT
Le Mic says:
If you really thought this was a good historical analysis of the Cold War, poor you!
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