The Cold War

Author(s): Lawrence Freedman; John Keegan (Editor)

Second World War

World War Two left two compelling, indelible images that colored the decades to come: the immense force of the Soviet Union's Red Army and the horrific devastation wrought by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. For the next half-century, the great powers prepared themselves for another, deadlier international that never happened. Politicians and strategists devoted time, intellectual energy, and financial resources figuring out how to fight--or avoid--nuclear war; meanwhile the industrial complex dedicated itself to producing ever more complex weaponry. Through thoughtful analysis and striking photography, follow the changing expectations during this period, and how these expectations were influenced by the actual experience of limited warfare. From the evolution of nuclear strategy and technology to the effect of Korea and Vietnam to contemporary conflicts like Desert Storm, you'll see how a revival of conventional strategy has raised the possibility of a revolution in military affairs.


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Written by one of the world's leading expert on nuclear strategy and the Cold War. Part of the prestigious History of Warfare series. Beautifully illustrated with striking provocative photography.

Lawrence Freedman is the Chairman of the Board of War Studies at King's College, London. He is an expert on Nuclear Strategy and an advisor to the British Government on military issues. He is currently writing the Official History of the Falklands War.

General Fields

  • : 9780304352906SECA
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : September 2001
  • : 272mm X 206mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 909.82/5
  • : 224
  • : photos
  • : Lawrence Freedman; John Keegan (Editor)
  • : Hardback