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The Real History of the Cold War A New Look at the Past

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The Real History of the Cold War A New Look at the Past by Axelrod, Alan, 9781402763021
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  • ISBN: 9781402763021 | 1402763026
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2009
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The newest entry in Alan Axelrod's engaging, successfulReal Historyseriesand 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.

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