|Paperback: 434 pages, 9x6
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers (May 11 2006)
A well-written book that truly captures the Soviet-U.S. ideological battles of the Cold War. Has a nice overview of the Soviet, U.K., and U.S. relationships in the 1920s-1940s and offers the opinion that the Cold War truly began with the Russian Revolution in 1917. Interestingly, looking at today's politics, the Soviet's long-view of infiltrating the U.S. and other countries with Communist ideology seems to have paid off.
The Cold War was an undeclared war, fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen. Here, author Hughes-Wilson takes a cool look at this war, from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the dissolution of the USSR thereafter. He examines the suspicion and paranoia on both sides of the greatest stand-off in history. Written by one of Britain's leading popular military historians, A Brief History of the Cold War makes accessible for the first time one of the key periods to shape our world.
Colonel John Hughes-Wilson served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps for 30 years. His books include The Puppet Masters: Spies, Traitors and the Real Forces Behind World Events and Military Intelligence Blunders.