Cold War

Stephen Twigge

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This documentary history from the UK National Archives captures the evolution of the Cold War through captivating images and declassified documents.In Cold War, Stephen Twigge explores the tense confrontation of global superpowers from the end of the Second World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was a time when military and ideological struggles between the United States and the Soviet Union dominating the postwar landscape. But Twigge also highlights the role played by Britain in major events such as the Berlin Blockade, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Cold War describes the devastating consequences of nuclear war, the growth and influence of the peace movement and the exploits of the Cold War spy networks built up by both sides. Based on declassified government reports and papers, the book tells a compelling story of global conflict and superpower politics set against a backdrop of dramatic social and cultural change.