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Cold War History - To the brink of nuclear destruction - From World War 2 to the Cuban Missile Crisis - Part 1: 1945-1962 (Required History) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 973 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0QIBTA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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I'm George, a historian from London in the UK. I have been been fascinated by history for as long as I can remember and have read history books on topics far and wide, including Lord Cochrane's role in the Latin American Independence movements, Jacques Louis-David's place in the French Revolution, and the Axumite Kingdom. I was also a keen economic historian during my university days.

More recently, I have spent many of my waking hours reading and researching in order to write and develop podcasts and books. I do this alongside the experienced team at www.itshistorypodcasts.com to ensure that all outputs are of a high-quality.

When not developing history podcasts or drafting books, I help organizations to improve themselves. In my spare time, I like to travel the world, finding out about the history and culture of those lesser-visited regions. I also enjoy art galleries, Peruvian cuisine, good wine, and reading great works of fiction.

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This is not written by a professional historian and so lacks that polish that years of writing academic papers often brings. However, where it matters, in the area of information, this book succeeds on all counts. It is extremely informative and has clearly been written by someone who loves his subject. Well worth reading if you are interested in this period of history.
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read it very fast. i enjoyed the big letters.
also the narration was very interesting. a fast page turner book. simple language.
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A great analysis of a fascinating historical epoch from George Levrier-Jones, combining insightful analysis with a highly readable style.

This e-book is an excellent companion to the author's series of podcasts on the same subject available from "Its History Podcasts".
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"The origins of the Cold War and why the USSR and USA emerged from World War 2 as super-powers" - This line as I was skimming through the book's description attracted me. Why was it only them who emerged as super powers? Why not others? And the next line surprised me...were they allies before? Then turned to enemies? And why did we come to the verge of nuclear war? Oops! Too many questions and curious look in my eyes...that's when I got this book.

I read, and read, and read the book as fast as I can, like a dragon hungry of information. It was all exciting. I usually skim history books to get a gist, but I read this carefully line by line due the style author has adopted.

And author mentioned this is one of the parts of the series, now I got to wait for the next! I am excited! I think I am in a position to even answer quiz on this section of history, I am that complete with this book.

Thank you!
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I've been listening to the podcasts for awhile from this author [...] and have enjoyed the bite sized introductions to key events in world history. I thought I'd try the book, and I have been really pleased with what I've read so far (3/4 way through, good commute reading!) The book makes an ideal companion to some of the podcasts on the website (episodes 1-4), as it reinforces the info that you've heard already. I studied history at A level and haven't revisited the subject in a recreational sense until I found the podcasts online, as I was looking for a refresher on a couple of topics (I confess, mostly to save embarrassment at not knowing the nuances of how Germany came to be divided at dinner parties). The author takes you through key events in a writing style that is very digestible and accessible. Highly recommended.
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As a basic primer on the strategic political and military history of the growth of tensions from the Yalta agreement until the Cuban missile crisis, this book succeeds in imparting the key events in an easily assimilated format. Sadly it lacks a bibliography, thus denying the reader a guide to further in depth study. The author makes clear that he is an amateur historian and it would be unfair to rank his book against such masterpieces as Kissinger's "On China", based on forty years of personal interaction with the Chinese leadership and backed by a team of professional researchers. As a guide to those whose interest in history is awakening, this "primer" has an important part to play. As Confucius said "study the past if you would define the future."
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This book was full of the history that was not taught when I went to school. very interesting facts that I did not previously know. I had heard that we were on the brink of nuclear war with Russia but I did not know the details of why or how. I did not realize that the berlin wall was built in the 60s. I was alive through most of this history but some of these facts were not released at the time. Did you know we made a secret agreement with Russia to remove our missiles from turkey? no one knew it until years later.
Though not the most well written book, it is not poorly written either. I did actually get through this book and will hang onto it for a reference.
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I've never dug too much into the early aspects of the Cold War, but the author does a good job of laying out the events in a manner that a layman can follow.

It's not a massive tome, just under 1,400 locations, so you get the highlights, but it does come with a large bibliography, allowing you to continue your learning. I need to check their website alos.

I picked this up while it was free, but well worth paying for.
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