The Cold War: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. The Cold War: History in an Hour gives a brilliant overview of the unusual and non-violent war between East and West that lasted nearly fifty years.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the world lived within the shadow of the Cold War. Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility. World War Two was too recent to be forgotten and a nuclear Third World War remained a distinct possibility.
Post-war Europe was being rebuilt and Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt had to find a way to work together for peace.The Cold War: History in an Hour will help you understand the dynamics of the politics of the time and how Europe and the rest of the world rebuilt themselves after World War Two.Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour…


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Consice overview

Good overview of the various parts of the cold war. Narrator could use instruction on pronouncement of some of the names at points i struggled to figure out who he was speaking of and only having previous knowledge saved me.
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- Linda

USA vs. USSR - The Great Showdown!

I’m really enjoying these short quick reads that give a detailed yet fascinating overview of history in this great series of books “History in an Hour”. This one talks about the Cold War and surprisingly goes into a good amount of details in the short amount of time that it dedicates to the topic.

I learned a lot about The Cold War itself and the era and time that all of the heightened tensions between two world superpowers took place back in the 60’ and 70’s.

I highly recommend the book to anyone who has an interest in history, politics, global strategies that have taken us from there to here.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2012
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Limited