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The End of the Cold War
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The first comprehensive account to reveal exactly how the Cold War - and the Soviet Union - came to an end, a process which transformed the world in the late twentieth century

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Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. His most recent book, Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.

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Our leading historian of the Soviet Union ... magisterial * Observer *
Detailed and clear ... his main strength is his forensic challenge to the cliches and myths on which western triumphalism about the Cold War is based ... Service is an authoritative voice offering a more nuanced view. -- Victor Sebestyen * Sunday Times *
An abundance of superbly organized material -- Mary Dejevsky * Independent *
Well-written and thought-provoking -- Christopher Andrew * Literary Review *
Masterful chronicle about personalities and ideas...The Cold War ended with the demise of the USSR in December 1991. The great biographer of Lenin, Stalin and Trostsky here offers a superb account of how and why this unexpected denouement came about. -- Vladimir Tismaneanu * Times Higher Education Supplement *
...what makes Service's book special is its scholarship. His terrier-like persistence in digging into previously unexcavated archives in Russia, across America and around the internet gives his view of this slice of our recent past a firm documentary foundation... A magisterial account of a turning point in modern history, whose intellectual rigour and robustness make it unlikely to be bettered. -- Sherard Cowper-Coles * Spectator *

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