The Real History of the Cold War
A New Look at the PastBook - 2009
The newest entry in Alan Axelrod’s engaging, successful Real History series?and the only current illustrated book on a misunderstood and mysterious topic.
From the fall of Nazi Germany to the fall of the Berlin Wall, a cold war raged between the US and the Soviet Union. Though not a shot was fired, the hostility between the two superpowers threatened the globe with nuclear annihilation. Axelrod reveals the intriguing, suspenseful true story behind this globe-spanning battle of wills, and as always, he’s created a study that’s authoritative, comprehensive, and a pleasure to read. Judiciously, incisively, he probes the pivotal events of the era: the Marshall Plan; the iron curtain; the Berlin airlift; the Cuban missile crisis; the rise and fall of Joesph McCarthy; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the arms race. Rarely seen illustrations, detail-packed sidebars, maps, stats, quotes, alternate takes, and ?reality checks” to popular myths make this a work general readers will turn to and enjoy.
Baker & Taylor
Documents the hostile relations between the United States and the Soviet Union throughout the latter half of the twentieth century while probing such events as the Cuban missile crisis, McCarthyism, and the Vietnam War.
Writing for general readers, Axelrod, an author of many history books, chronicles the Cold War from its origins after World War II to its end in 1991. He identifies the various forces that shaped and drove the war and the individuals involved in it, including Stalin, Truman, Marshall, Kennedy, Mao, Castro, Khrushchev, Gorbachev, and Reagan, as well as key events and aspects such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Marshall Plan, the iron curtain, the Berlin Airlift, the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the arms race. Many maps and color and b&w photos are included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A latest entry in the series that includes The Real History of World War II documents the hostile relations between the United States and the Soviet Union throughout the latter half of the 20th century while probing such events as the Cuban missile crisis, McCarthyism and the Vietnam War.