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  • A Brief History of the Cold War

  • Brief Histories
  • By: John Hughes-Wilso
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

The Cold War was an undeclared war, fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen. Hughes-Wilson takes a cool look at this war, from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the USSR thereafter. He examines the suspicion and paranoia - on both sides - of the greatest stand-off in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifyingly educational

  • By J. Armstrong on 24-09-14

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLD WAR-REVIEW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

IT IS THE BEST NARRATION OF THIS HISTORIC PHENOMENA THAT WAS MADE FOR AN AUDIOBOOK.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Brief History of the Cold War?

THE FINAL PART, WITH THE FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION.

What does Philip Franks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

IT IS LIKE BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF EVENTS.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES.

Any additional comments?

A BOOK THAT I WOULD TELL EVERYONE TO BUY IT, A REAL MASTERPIECE FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT.

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