The Cold War (Mass Market Paperbound)
A graphic account of this long-running global drama, this newly condensed edition of The Cold War is published in a new era of fear and uncertainty, and to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Encompassing such high-tension conflicts as the Berlin Crisis of 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, and the nuclear alerts of 1973 and 1983, The Cold War captures those moments when the world stood on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Written by a leading American defense analyst, Dr. Norman Friedman, this gripping history features 60 photographs and documents--maps, diaries, letters, and items from the Imperial War Museum and other collections. They include a 1963 nuclear attack protective booklet produced for homeowners by the British government and the official pack for US troops passing through Checkpoint Charlie, with practical advice on visiting Communist-controlled East Berlin.
About the Author
Dr. Norman Friedman is an American defense analyst and former Deputy Director of National Security Studies of the Hudson Institute, from 1973-1984. Dr. Friedman has published 29 books, including a history of the Cold War, The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War, which won the 2001 Westminster Prize for the best English-language military book of 2000, awarded by the Royal United Services Institute.