Although no war was officially declared, for at least forty-three years, Communist nations of the East and democratic nations of the West waged an ideological battle that at times carried the threat of nuclear war. In this anthology of speeches, those who shaped the cold war declare their ideological perspectives as East and West moved from confrontation to cooperation.
"This collection brings together speeches by some of the most distinguished political leaders of the twentieth century together with political analysis. Each speech is introduced by a brief historical and political discussion, and a general introduction gives a helpful overview and precise historical context. The combination of the original speeches and the present day analysis provides a fine starting point for reports and class discussion."
-- Booklist (May 2003)
Price: US $40.80