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Wars of The Cold War

Campaigns & Conflicts 1945 - 1990

David Stone

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849945196

ASIN: B07JP6ZDS4

Price: £14.99

Publication date: 26 October 2018

Category: History

Though the words, Cold War, refer to a period of specific international tension it is also true that the wars, conflicts and armed disputes of the period were most often influenced by, and even created because of, the existence of a ‘cold war’ environment – the Cold War was, in many ways, the Third World War. This extensive and authoritative volume presents all the major wars of the period – Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, etc., the uprisings and revolts in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, etc, and even the skirmishes, such as the Cuba Missile Crisis, in a form that is suitable both for reading and for reference. Indeed, it is a book that meets a major need for historians, students and professionals working in the field of international current affairs and modern history.

ABOUT THE Author

David Stone is a former British army infantry officer. Much of his service was in Germany, both with and alongside soldiers of the Bundeswehr in peacetime and on operations. He became a military historian in 2002, and is the author of the authoritative works Hitler’s Army: The Men, Machines and Organisation, 1939–1945 (2009) and Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day (2006). Richard Holmes described the latter as ‘the most comprehensive and accessible account of the German soldier ever published in English.’ His other titles include the acclaimed ‘First Reich’ (2002), Battles in Focus: Dien Bien Phu (2004), Wars of the Cold War (2004) and War Summits (2005). He also wrote Cold War Warriors (1998) and was a consultant and co-author of World War II Chronicle (2007).

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