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Cold War * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world sup Cold War * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe. Inside you will read about... ✓ What Was the Cold War? ✓ The Origins of the Cold War ✓ World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War ✓ The Cold War in the 1950s ✓ The Cold War in the 1960s ✓ The Cold War in the 1970s ✓ The Cold War in the 1980s and the End of the Cold War Both interfered in the affairs of other countries to win allies for their opposing ideologies.In the process, governments were destabilized, ideas silenced, revolutions broke out, and culture was controlled. This overview of the Cold War provides the story of how these two countries came to oppose one another, and the impact it had on them and others around the world.


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Cold War * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world sup Cold War * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union lasted from the end of World War II until the end of the 1980s. Over the course of five decades, they never came to blows directly. Rather, these two world superpowers competed in other arenas that would touch almost every corner of the globe. Inside you will read about... ✓ What Was the Cold War? ✓ The Origins of the Cold War ✓ World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War ✓ The Cold War in the 1950s ✓ The Cold War in the 1960s ✓ The Cold War in the 1970s ✓ The Cold War in the 1980s and the End of the Cold War Both interfered in the affairs of other countries to win allies for their opposing ideologies.In the process, governments were destabilized, ideas silenced, revolutions broke out, and culture was controlled. This overview of the Cold War provides the story of how these two countries came to oppose one another, and the impact it had on them and others around the world.

30 review for Cold War: A History From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pete

    Cold War : A History from Beginning to End by Hourly History (2016) is a very short, very silly history of the Cold War that is better to skip. The book starts off by detailing the terrible repression that lead to the Cold War. This was, interestingly enough, in the US. It was allegedly furthered by the US just attempting to thwart Communist Revolutions that were happening around the world. Russia apparently escaped The Great Depression via Communism. It must have been a great time there apparentl Cold War : A History from Beginning to End by Hourly History (2016) is a very short, very silly history of the Cold War that is better to skip. The book starts off by detailing the terrible repression that lead to the Cold War. This was, interestingly enough, in the US. It was allegedly furthered by the US just attempting to thwart Communist Revolutions that were happening around the world. Russia apparently escaped The Great Depression via Communism. It must have been a great time there apparently, unless, possibly if you were one of the millions who died in the Holodomor. But this book, of course, doesn't mention them. Russia apparently had a booming economy in the 1930s. The book goes on to describe how Communism sprung up in Eastern Europe but allegedly the Americans tried to thwart and undermine this too. This led the Russians to become upset. There is almost no mention of the massive repression in Communist states. There is no mention of the Great Leap forward where Communism caused at least 30 million people to starve. This isn't to say that the US's behaviour was always good and that they didn't support vicious, despicable dictators and regimes around the world in the fight against communism and that this did go against America's ideals. However, to fail to look at the real horror of Communism and it's economic failure when discussing the Cold War is laughable. The book is really completely nonsense. I was hoping for something like the often excellent 'short introduction to' books but instead this book is completely fantastical.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Samanta

    While reading the book I was wondering how simply life of Nations and people around the world get influenced or ruined by selfishness and cruelty of few other countries who believed and still believing in their fucking selves!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    Cold War was indeed a pretty complex phenomenon. To present this complex set of events in such a simple manner is quite remarkable. Detailing suffers but that is how it could be in so few pages.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Saurabh

    A good read. This 47 pages of history of cold war examines , Why it had started,events which leads to cold war,how it got shaped ,how it impacted the world politics, international Relations between countries,pe this cold war had impact on the life of the citizens of both the countries USA and USSR ,about the fear ,Korean war,Cuban crisis, Vietnam war,however , Afghanistan war is not given its due importance which finally led to the collapse of the USSR .The book ends with an important chapter on A good read. This 47 pages of history of cold war examines , Why it had started,events which leads to cold war,how it got shaped ,how it impacted the world politics, international Relations between countries,pe this cold war had impact on the life of the citizens of both the countries USA and USSR ,about the fear ,Korean war,Cuban crisis, Vietnam war,however , Afghanistan war is not given its due importance which finally led to the collapse of the USSR .The book ends with an important chapter on The Legacy of Cold war . Overall , A very good book that has summarized the events of Cold War very nicely and also in detail wherever it was required.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Barnes

    Pretty Good I enjoyed this book. It opened my eyes to a few things that I didn't really understand. Definitely A Quick and easy read!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton

    Did not finish it. The writing is below what I would expect and the analysis of the Cold War lacking, even to a beginning audience.

  7. 4 out of 5

    John S Roth

    Excellent Overview Very much enjoyed reading this summary of what precipitated the Cold War and its continued impact throughout the decades. I highly recommend this book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    The Cold War can arguably be called the longest war of the Twentieth Century. During World War I, Russia experienced a revolution that changed the biggest country in the world forever. Inspired by the writings, beliefs, and theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, a movement was started that would eventually overthrow the government, kill the Tsar and his family, and topple one of Europe’s oldest royal houses. Although technically the power was supposed to be with the people, a dictatorship w The Cold War can arguably be called the longest war of the Twentieth Century. During World War I, Russia experienced a revolution that changed the biggest country in the world forever. Inspired by the writings, beliefs, and theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, a movement was started that would eventually overthrow the government, kill the Tsar and his family, and topple one of Europe’s oldest royal houses. Although technically the power was supposed to be with the people, a dictatorship was soon established. The Second World War saw a change in the United States’ and western European policy when the Soviet Union became an ally of the allied forces fighting Germany and Japan. This change of bedfellows was a question of perceived danger versus real danger but was always a union wracked with distrust. The United States and the Soviet Union came out of World War II as the two undisputed world powers. The Domino Theory was behind the West's mistrust of the communist ideology. This set the political lines and social climate for the next forty years. A government was either for or against; there was little chance of claiming neutrality. Although direct conflict never occurred, many wars were fought throughout the world with these two world powers as their catalyst. The McCarthy Era of the 1950’s will go down in US history as one of the blackest. The fundamental rights, established at that nation’s inception, were suspended and violated. The Arms Race was another expensive and terrifying aspect of the Cold War. This book is a short but informative missive that gives the reader a bird’s-eye view of a long and complicated conflict. Like all of the books in this series, further reading to fully understand the subject is a must.

  9. 5 out of 5

    The Conch

    There are many negative review in Goodreads, however, the book has done a great job to squeeze history of cold war and makes it like a capsule. It is only introduction of a complicated detailed history which will surely kindle reader's inquisitiveness to read more. The book exposes hypocrisy, selfishness, dominance of US. The political leaders of America gave a very stereotyped lifestyle called "culture of conformity', as a tool of destruction of communism, where men would do all hard-work, wome There are many negative review in Goodreads, however, the book has done a great job to squeeze history of cold war and makes it like a capsule. It is only introduction of a complicated detailed history which will surely kindle reader's inquisitiveness to read more. The book exposes hypocrisy, selfishness, dominance of US. The political leaders of America gave a very stereotyped lifestyle called "culture of conformity', as a tool of destruction of communism, where men would do all hard-work, women would be ideal home maker and raise kids. The Feminism movement evolved from that culture of conformity and many Asian countries imported it which created havoc in their culture due to contextual error. In the name of elimination of communism, US created instability in many countries like Cuba, Vietnam, Iran etc. which spilled unnecessary bloods. So, in nutshell, this book will glue readers and makes them inquisitive to know more about international politics, history of wars, political movements and this is the measuring tape of a book's usefulness.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Tackett

    Perfect subject for this format Hourly History is a great series that provides people interested in history such great resources. The interest in history has been on the rise in recent years and it has become one of my favorite things to learn about. I obtained 6 years of college credits before I realized how fascinating history was, so there are many areas that I don't have the slightest hint of knowledge about. I believe the best way to approach something that I know so little about, is by usin Perfect subject for this format Hourly History is a great series that provides people interested in history such great resources. The interest in history has been on the rise in recent years and it has become one of my favorite things to learn about. I obtained 6 years of college credits before I realized how fascinating history was, so there are many areas that I don't have the slightest hint of knowledge about. I believe the best way to approach something that I know so little about, is by using a macro scope or start by getting a "big picture" understanding. This approach is good for all subjects, but is especially true for something like the Cold War. With Hourly History, I don't have to be intimidated by topics that are foreign to me. It helps me identify the areas that I want to dig deeper on.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rahul Raj

    This is a popcorn history of the Cold War. First, this is very short which automatically means that it hasn't got much details about the various incidents occurred during more than half a century of war. This seems more like a very short summary that has been written in a hurry like the students preparing for the exam on the very last day. Respect to the author for efforts but the book didn't satisfy the details I was looking for. Being a history buff, I might be unfair in seeking detailed descr This is a popcorn history of the Cold War. First, this is very short which automatically means that it hasn't got much details about the various incidents occurred during more than half a century of war. This seems more like a very short summary that has been written in a hurry like the students preparing for the exam on the very last day. Respect to the author for efforts but the book didn't satisfy the details I was looking for. Being a history buff, I might be unfair in seeking detailed description of events and their various aspects, this book could have encompassed a lot more for a general reader.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle

    This book is a very good option to learn about a lot of things that really happened in the cold war. Especially for students like me who didn't find history interesting enough to remember anything! A lot of things are given on a platter and it doesn't seem messy. The ending however, I found rather abrupt. As pointed out by someone else too, the Afghan war which lead to the fall of USSR (among other things) was not given its due in the book. Coming to think of it, this war between the two "super po This book is a very good option to learn about a lot of things that really happened in the cold war. Especially for students like me who didn't find history interesting enough to remember anything! A lot of things are given on a platter and it doesn't seem messy. The ending however, I found rather abrupt. As pointed out by someone else too, the Afghan war which lead to the fall of USSR (among other things) was not given its due in the book. Coming to think of it, this war between the two "super powers" really did shape the future globally! It wouldn't be an understatement.

  13. 4 out of 5

    EvilWebBoy

    I read this book to brush up on Joseph Stalin before reading Animal Farm which is an allegory based on the Russian Revolution of 1917 (Napoleon represents Stalin) This was an interesting read on a Cold War that lasted for nearly 50 years. Allies during the war, the United States and Russia quickly turned into enemies with Nukes! They couldn't use them without killing billions so they used other countries as pawn pieces on an anti-communist chess board.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Udit Nair

    Cold War essentially was a dangerous game. The reason was that it was not fought at one place or even between actual initiators of the conflict. Indeed Cold war was a war of attrition but attrition of allies and satellite countries and regions. Cold War itself spanned over 4 decades and remnants can be seen now also. Hourly history does a great job of compressing the whole thing and presenting in crisp form.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marsha W. Ronquist

    Informative So much of what is talked about happened when I was just a kid enjoying life in the 50's. Climbing trees, riding my bike, balling softball and playing in the creek none of this was in my thoughts. Yet it all had a great effect on my life. All this was going on. Conformity. People were afraid of being called a communist. Now they are afraid of being called a racist. History repeating itself? The cold war is still going on?

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hardik ranga

    Very nice and informative!! I always had that doubt why US has involved into conflicts with many countries round the world and I finally found the answer which is the Cold war, thanks to this book.Very informative,very revealing about the impact it had round the world in the past and even today.....

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tanmay Meher

    A good read with definite information A very good read, a crash course on cold War. Indeed knowledgeable and informative. One can understand cold War, the causes and the aftermath impact with the help of this book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Varun Nayak

    Another gem from the Hourly History Series; gave a wonderful perspective into the Cold War. The good part was that, follies on part of both the blocks were told. In general, the books seem to demonize the Communists.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bijit Kumar

    A quick, short introduction to the Cold War A primer on the Cold War, this book will form the outline which can then be filled up in much greater details by other books on the subject.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Paul Grinnell

    Good insight A fine introduction to the Cold War. Highlights some of the major players and the strategies pursued. It's not a bad grounding before moving on to more specialised texts.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Usman

    Quick and easy read It is a very quick and elegant summary of cold war era. It's not detailed however like bullet points in presentations , helps us understand the strategies & events of US and Soviet Union during that time Quick and easy read It is a very quick and elegant summary of cold war era. It's not detailed however like bullet points in presentations , helps us understand the strategies & events of US and Soviet Union during that time

  22. 4 out of 5

    mukesh pandey

    Too brief but one time readable A little too brief..not inculuded many critical events in world hiastory during cold war..still one time readable to know what CIA and KGB upto in these r0 years

  23. 4 out of 5

    Anirban

    Great short read This gives readers a crisp idea of what happened during cold war.writing style is interesting and dimple.would recommend anyone who is getting started on understanding history and its influence on the world.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rick Northrup

    The U.S. view of the Cold War This is quite a factual book from the U.S. Viewpoint, disregarding the views of her allies. NATO, and other power blocks, might have a less today interpretation of U.S. activities at the time.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Varun Mohan

    Fabulous History is depicted in a very beautiful way. Very nice effort by writer. I cut one star only because this book ignores other players like UK, France, Japan, China, India etc.

  26. 4 out of 5

    David W.

    Great Summation Now, this was truly an invigorating ‘Hourly History’ - concise, to the point and relative! While I ‘grew up’ ( born 1945) and lived all thru this era I certainly ‘learned’ a few things, about these times, that I was nit aware of.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Devinder Kumar Rustagi

    A great and quite informative read A short read that takes you through various important events during the course of the cold -war. It does justice in covering all aspects of the war across nations, geopolitical, cultural and more.

  28. 4 out of 5

    jparvinjr

    Very interesting , a lot from history of the past 40years. Found out a lot of facts of the past forty years on the topic of the cold war between United States and the Soviet Union .

  29. 5 out of 5

    Prajakta Shikarkhane

    A brief history of the havoc that was wrecked, more on the newly formed and/or de-colonized nation states than on each other ...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alan Stevenson

    Solid read I enjoyed this book which manages to give a quick brief overview of the Cold War. It is narrative yet with analytical flourishes.

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