What are the best books about the Cold War?

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    #1Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow is the story of the 1972 rivalry between American chess legend Bobby Fischer and his Soviet counterpart Boris Spassky and its relation to the cold war between their countries.

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    Julia Price
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I am that person who watches documentaries and the history channel so I really enjoyed this book. Great read not only for the story of Bobby Fischer but also for some american history. You get a feel for the characters personalities. "
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    #2A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies

    A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies

    First published in 1975, this book perfectly narrates the development of the atomic bomb by the United States, the decision to finally use it against Japan and how that was the beginning of the Cold War against the Soviet Union.

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    Brenda Armstrong
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My teenager had a project coming up and she had to research the Cold War. I decided to look for her and came across this book. It was a very good read for us (she read it, then I did afterwards) It is very informative and descriptive! I like all of the details of it especially when they start talking about hiroshima and nagasaki. It is a good way the author captured our history in the context for one to read. "
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    #3The Ghost

    The Ghost

    The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton is a biography written by Jefferson Morley. It chronicles the life of James Jesus Angleton, who served as a spy for the CIA from World War II to the Cold War.


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    Julia Olson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love this book because it have to do with spies and wars from the past. The book is a biography that have a good ending to it also."
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    #4The Aeronaut's Windless

    The Aeronaut's Windless
    This book from the famous writer Jim Butcher tells the story of Captain Grimm, commander of the merchant ship Predator and loyal to the Spire Albion family, and enemy of the Spire Aurora. These two factions face each other in a cold war that is in fragile equilibrium. When Predator takes damage from a combat, Grimm will be immersed on a vital mission where he will learn that the Spires conflict is nothing compared with what is about to come.
     

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    Joseph Hernandez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Such a heart pounding book! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time reading it! Must read book of this year for me."
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    #5Man Without A Face

    Man Without A Face
    Man Without a Face is an autobiography by Markus Wolf, the former head of intelligence services in East Germany and considered to be one of the greatest spymasters during the Cold War Era.
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    Walter Schmidt
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This was a great autobiography. I enjoyed reading the historical account of Mr. Wolf."
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    #6The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Originally written in Russian, the book is an account of more than 200 prisoners' experiences in a gulag labor camp, including the author's own experiences.

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    Peter Robinson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a small slice if history"
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    #7A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal is a non-fiction book by Ben Macintyre. It tells the story of Kim Philby, who worked as a double agent for both MI6 and the NKVD, and in doing so betrayed both his closest friends.

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    Amanda Carter
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a really interesting book, and it does satisfy my requirements in what I was looking for. It is a non-fiction, which was important to me in a book about the Cold War, and it tells of a personal story, which is extremely hard to put down."
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    #8Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

    Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

    Khrushchev: The Man and His Era is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by William Taubman. It is a biography of the former leader of the Soviet Union, the complex man who triggered the Cuban Missile Crisis.


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    Shreya Verma
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "One of the best books that I have read about the Cold War is Khrushchev: The Man and His Era. I learned a lot and just couldn't put it down. I was sad when it ended because I loved it so much. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about the Cold War
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bobby Fischer Goes to WarBooks 28 Paid
2A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its LegaciesBooks 15 Paid
3The GhostBooks 13 Paid
4The Aeronaut's WindlessBooks 10 Paid
5Man Without A FaceBooks 8 Paid
6The Gulag ArchipelagoBooks 5 Paid
7A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great BetrayalBooks 3 Paid
8Khrushchev: The Man and His EraBooks 1 Paid
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