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The Cold War: A New Oral History of Life Between East and West

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    Bridget Kendall(Author)

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The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West.

In this meticulously researched account, Bridget Kendall explores the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced it first-hand. Alongside in-depth analysis that explains the historical and political context, the book draws on exclusive interviews with individuals who lived through the conflict's key events, offering a variety of perspectives that reveal how the Cold War was experienced by ordinary people. From pilots making food drops during the Berlin Blockade and Japanese fishermen affected by H-bomb testing to families fleeing the Korean War and children whose parents were victims of McCarthy's Red Scare, The Cold War covers the full geographical and historical reach of the conflict.

Accompanying a landmark BBC Radio 4 series, The Cold War: Stories from the Big Freeze is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how the tensions of the last century have shaped the modern world, and what it was like to live through them.

"Bridget Kendall is renowned for her coverage of the Soviet Union. In her understanding of Russia she has few peers. Her collection of first hand stories of the experience of the Cold War is chilling, powerful and important. These memories are the more compelling for being placed with her own experience and knowledge of those grim days." (Jonathan Dimbleby)

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Book details

  • PDF | 560 pages
  • Bridget Kendall(Author)
  • BBC Books (6 July 2017)
  • English
  • 9
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By cammyp06 on 16 September 2017

    This book was a gift for our daughter, but she seemed to enjoy reading it as she is into all war history books.

  • By elliemae1 on 5 September 2017

    very good book of the cold war

  • By PoliticalGeek on 14 July 2017

    Bought because I found the BBC radio 4 series fascinating. The book is well worth getting. So difficult getting hold of a book about this crucial period in modern history that covers so many of the Cold War theatres of operation and many perspectives of those who were there and lived through it as ordinary folk like you and I. Highly recommended

  • By D. Turnell on 27 July 2017

    Great read at a good price

  • By Alfie C on 22 August 2017

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