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Introduction * A Failed Peace * The Iron Curtain * The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO * The Berlin Airlift * China and De-Colonization * McCarthyism * Korea: The Cold War Becomes a Military Struggle * Why The War Never Became Hot: The Bomb * Explosions in Europe: Poland & the GDR Uprising * Explosions in Europe: The Hungarian Uprising * Secret Services: East * Secret Services: West * Missiles, Sputnik, and the H-Bomb * Cuba: Bay of Pigs * The Berlin Wall * Cuban Missile Crisis * Vietnam * The Prague Spring * Detente: The Peak of Soviet Power * Afghanistan * Dissidents * Poland * President Reagan's Offensive * Living with the Bomb * Gorbachev: A Man to Do Business With * The Wall Comes Down * Revolutions in Eastern Europe * Fall of the Soviet Union.

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The Cold War is the perfect companion with which to examine the events of this tense period of history - events that resonate ever strongly in this modern era of paranoia and surveillance.

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Dr Norman Friedman is an American defence analyst who has advised the US government on US-Soviet strategic competition and a variety of scenarios for Cold War conflict. He has written 29 books, including the award-winning The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War.

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