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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, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0QIBTA
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Kidson on January 22, 2013
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rigas Vasileios on January 27, 2013
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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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By fek47 on January 22, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By avdarling on January 21, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karnika E. Yashwant on January 18, 2013
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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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By ron_barnes on April 1, 2014
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This is an excellent book! Whether it's high school or university level political science, or if you just share an interest in history, this book breaks down the cold war in understandable terms. This is worth buying and should be part of everyone's library
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This book explains, in perspective and chronology, the Cold War issues of my childhood. I was aware of most of the events discussed but had no idea how they were linked to one another. Thank you. A great succinct lesson.
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By Jeb on January 21, 2014
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I thought this was a decent review of the Cold War. The writing was a bit simplistic at times and there were grammatical errors here and there, but overall, worth the time. Thanks.
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