John lewis gaddis book the cold war a new history accomplishes what it sets out to do very nicely provide a general overview of the events personalities and issues at stake in the us ussr confrontation. The cold war a new history is meant chiefly therefore for a new generation of readers for whom the cold war was never current events i hope readers who lived through the cold war will also. The cold war a new history is among the latest entries by john lewis gaddis on the history and politics of the cold war though it reviews a time still within the living memory of many gaddis frets that younger generations have grown up without an understanding or an appreciation for the important lessons of the cold war this he thinks a . The cold war is a great book for those who have no memory of the cold war and for those who do it is a well written and engaging synopsis although it is a history book it is a fast read bring along a pencil and paper however the book is not written in chronological order. The dean of cold warfare historians the new york events now presents the definitive account of the worldwide confrontation that dominated the ultimate half of the 20 th century
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