As present-day political and military hostilities between Russia and the West threaten to escalate, this book looks back at the global drama that positioned the world on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Published 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism in Europe that led to the end of the Cold War, it is a graphic account of a confrontation which encompassed moments of high tension, such as the Berlin Crisis of 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, and the nuclear alerts of 1973 and 1983. Written by leading American defense analyst Dr. Norman Friedman, The Cold War is a fully illustrated account of this period of crisis, subterfuge, and power. Discover events as they unfolded through images of rare historical documents, such as a 1963 nuclear attack protection booklet produced for homeowners by the British government and an official information pack for US troops passing through Checkpoint Charlie. The result is a vivid account of a historical period that is echoed in today’s geopolitical climate.
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About the Author
Norman Friedman is an American defense analyst who has advised the US government on US–Soviet strategic competition and a variety of scenarios for Cold War conflict. He has written over 40 books including the award-winning The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War.