A Brief History of the Cold War

  • by John Hughes-Wilso
  • Narrated by Philip Franks
  • 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Cold War was an undeclared war, fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen. 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, this book makes accessible for the first time one of the key periods to shape our world.


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An informative listen

For a casual learner of history, I found this an easy to follow and easy to understand history of the Cold War.
My only criticism is that it is not strictly chronological in order, and when presenting certain aspects of the war jumped between multiple decades within minutes, and assumes the reader remembers the names and positions of key people, which if listened over the space of a few weeks is not possible for most listeners.
I would recommend this to most listeners
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- Daniel

A plus

A very insightful overview of the Cold War that keeps the reader intrigued. Exactly what the title suggests.
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- Nathaniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios