Fifty Year War (Paperback)
Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War
For fifty years the Cold War shaped our lives and divided our world, and its influence will continue for decades to come. This book sets out to provide a cohesive history of the entire War, from the Soviet's first advances in the Spanish Civil War to the official end of the Soviet state on Christmas Day 1991. In doing so it portays the era, not as a period of uneasy 'peace', but instead as World War III conducted at a much slower pace than a hot war, allowing for the enduring technological, cultural, and social effects of the last five decades.