For more than forty years after World War II the world was embroiled in an ideological conflict known as the Cold War. From the war's end through the Vietnam years, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled to advance their political ideas, while coping with perilous crises that, if allowed to escalate, could have destroyed the world.
"The American War Library continues with these volumes in which the major events of the Cold War are described. Primary source materials are used at length. The illustrations are extensive and consist of black and white photographs and maps. The citations are very thorough, with a list of works consulted. I found the text slow-going. It was difficult to read straight through, but could be an aid for researching specific wars or famous leaders and their speeches. The authors are respected experts in their fields."
--Library Media Connection (December 2003)
Price: US $32.10