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A Brief History of the Cold War [KINDLE] ✽ A Brief History of the Cold War Author John Hughes-Wilson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Cold War was an undeclared war fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen Here author Hughes Wilson takes a cool look at History of PDF/EPUB è The Cold War was an undeclared war fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen Here author Hughes Wilson takes a cool look at this war from the Bolshevik Revolution of to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in and the dissolution of the USSR thereafter He examines the suspicion and Brief History of the Cold PDF/EPUB ² paranoia — on both sides — of the greatest stand off in history Written by one of Britain's leading popular military historians A Brief History of the Cold War makes A Brief eBook ´ accessible for the first time one of the key periods to shape our world.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • A Brief History of the Cold War
  • John Hughes-Wilson
  • English
  • 09 March 2014
  • 9780786717316

6 thoughts on “A Brief History of the Cold War

  1. Will Will says:

    A generally accessible narrative introduction to the broad timeline and events of the Cold War The assertions and intricacies of this book should however be cross referenced and taken with a giant pinch of saltIt is regrettable Hughes Wilson entertains so many conspiracy theories throughout and uite heinously presents them as fact because it throws the entire repute of the book into uestionExample 1 'Tsar Nicholas II’s daughter Anastasia was ‘spirited away to England’ during the Bolshevik coup’ this is an assumption made in the opening chapter and categorically false She was executed alongside her family and her remains were positively ID’d in 2007 Hughes Wilson presents this conspiracy of her survival as factExample 2 ‘JFK was assassinated by the Mafia’ speaks for itself really A conspiracy that has floated around for decades but once again in a history book which depends on ratified sources and informed opinion this cannot be presented as fact particularly with no source material to derive these statements fromIn all I purchased this book to refresh myself on a fascinating period of history and expected a measured pragmatic and disciplined read from a military man of Hughes Wilsons’ stature and repute However his dubious opinions marred by patriotism and a clear contempt for Communism and his willingness to entertain fantasy without referencing source material made this book an opinion piece than ualified historyThat said his broad undertaking is ambitious and largely about 80% gives an entertaining account of interesting and ratifiable events sadly obstructed by his forays into gossip and fantasy

  2. Tina Reynolds Tina Reynolds says:

    Loved itThere are so many books which focus on one particular event or theme within the Cold War but few which span the entire era It took me uite a while to find but this book was exactly what I was looking for The author outlines and summarises the many elements of the Cold War very articulately considering how complex and multifaceted it wasIt was perfect in filling in so many missing pieces of my very superficial and general modern history knowledge This book also offers a very interesting reflection of the social and political state we are in at the moment; there are many parallels

  3. Paul Paul says:

    A readable history which pulls together many facts and viewpoints into a mostly see below well written narrative In the earlier chapters Hughes Wilson explains how aspects of the Cold War are rooted in Russian psyche and in the revolutionSomewhat rare for British writers he acknowledges the strengths of the US and is candid about the actions of his own government Full marks for being unbiasedThere are a number of points the book comes up short Boldly declaring that the Mafia killed JFK chapter 16 is one of them This statement is based on a book titled Ultimate Sacrifice I have not read Ultimate Sacrifice It was published shortly before this book was published On the who killed JFK uestion I have neither drank the establishment Kool Aid nor am I a tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist But it seems to be that this type of statement needs learned examination before it is stated as fact Other minor things are irritating misuoting Neil Armstrong's words when he stepped on the moon chapter 22; and stating that Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary in 1983 and later stating 1985 chapter 22 the correct year is 1985 I'm no history major and if I can pick these things up I wonder what else would benefit from a careful edit These are serious errors in scholarship and for that reason I'm rating the book as three stars Otherwise I would have rated it four stars as it is a good read

  4. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    A comprehensive overview of many aspects of the Cold War period stretching from its World War I beginnings to the demise of the USSR It concentrates on the relationship between the USA and the USSR being the main players dipping in and out of other world events influenced by their mutual distrust and antagonism Some interesting comments about the thinking behind actions taken by several world leaders including Reagan and Kruschev made me rethink my own attitudes towards them It had a lot of ground to cover and unless you need information on particular events makes for a good history of this fascinating period

  5. Nick Harriss Nick Harriss says:

    An interesting and dispassionate history of the cold war without bias Having grown up during the latter part the most interesting bit is looking at things without the blinkers that were on when it actually happened

  6. Michael Webb Michael Webb says:

    A fine history except for when he states uite matter of factly that the mafia killed JFK then moves right along as if he thinks we won't notice

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6 thoughts on “A Brief History of the Cold War

  1. Will Will says:

    A generally accessible narrative introduction to the broad timeline and events of the Cold War The assertions and intricacies of this book should however be cross referenced and taken with a giant pinch of saltIt is regrettable Hughes Wilson entertains so many conspiracy theories throughout and uite heinously presents them as fact because it throws the entire repute of the book into uestionExample 1 'Tsar Nicholas II’s daughter Anastasia was ‘spirited away to England’ during the Bolshevik coup’ this is an assumption made in the opening chapter and categorically false She was executed alongside her family and her remains were positively ID’d in 2007 Hughes Wilson presents this conspiracy of her survival as factExample 2 ‘JFK was assassinated by the Mafia’ speaks for itself really A conspiracy that has floated around for decades but once again in a history book which depends on ratified sources and informed opinion this cannot be presented as fact particularly with no source material to derive these statements fromIn all I purchased this book to refresh myself on a fascinating period of history and expected a measured pragmatic and disciplined read from a military man of Hughes Wilsons’ stature and repute However his dubious opinions marred by patriotism and a clear contempt for Communism and his willingness to entertain fantasy without referencing source material made this book an opinion piece than ualified historyThat said his broad undertaking is ambitious and largely about 80% gives an entertaining account of interesting and ratifiable events sadly obstructed by his forays into gossip and fantasy

  2. Tina Reynolds Tina Reynolds says:

    Loved itThere are so many books which focus on one particular event or theme within the Cold War but few which span the entire era It took me uite a while to find but this book was exactly what I was looking for The author outlines and summarises the many elements of the Cold War very articulately considering how complex and multifaceted it wasIt was perfect in filling in so many missing pieces of my very superficial and general modern history knowledge This book also offers a very interesting reflection of the social and political state we are in at the moment; there are many parallels

  3. Paul Paul says:

    A readable history which pulls together many facts and viewpoints into a mostly see below well written narrative In the earlier chapters Hughes Wilson explains how aspects of the Cold War are rooted in Russian psyche and in the revolutionSomewhat rare for British writers he acknowledges the strengths of the US and is candid about the actions of his own government Full marks for being unbiasedThere are a number of points the book comes up short Boldly declaring that the Mafia killed JFK chapter 16 is one of them This statement is based on a book titled Ultimate Sacrifice I have not read Ultimate Sacrifice It was published shortly before this book was published On the who killed JFK uestion I have neither drank the establishment Kool Aid nor am I a tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist But it seems to be that this type of statement needs learned examination before it is stated as fact Other minor things are irritating misuoting Neil Armstrong's words when he stepped on the moon chapter 22; and stating that Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary in 1983 and later stating 1985 chapter 22 the correct year is 1985 I'm no history major and if I can pick these things up I wonder what else would benefit from a careful edit These are serious errors in scholarship and for that reason I'm rating the book as three stars Otherwise I would have rated it four stars as it is a good read

  4. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    A comprehensive overview of many aspects of the Cold War period stretching from its World War I beginnings to the demise of the USSR It concentrates on the relationship between the USA and the USSR being the main players dipping in and out of other world events influenced by their mutual distrust and antagonism Some interesting comments about the thinking behind actions taken by several world leaders including Reagan and Kruschev made me rethink my own attitudes towards them It had a lot of ground to cover and unless you need information on particular events makes for a good history of this fascinating period

  5. Nick Harriss Nick Harriss says:

    An interesting and dispassionate history of the cold war without bias Having grown up during the latter part the most interesting bit is looking at things without the blinkers that were on when it actually happened

  6. Michael Webb Michael Webb says:

    A fine history except for when he states uite matter of factly that the mafia killed JFK then moves right along as if he thinks we won't notice

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