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The Atlantic and Its Enemies free pdf The "Atlantic and its Enemies" is Norman Stone's personal, uncompromising and provocative history of how the West 'won' the Cold War. For decades after the end of the Second World War, most of the globe either laboured under Communist rule or else was lost in a violent stagnancy that seemed doomed to permanence. For every Atlantic success there seemed to be a dozen Communist or Third World successes, as the USSR and its proxies, whether in Berlin, Cuba, Vietnam or China, crushed dissent and humiliated the United States on both military and cultural grounds. Then, suddenly, the Atlantic won - economically, ideologically, militarily - with astonishing speed and comprehensiveness. With wit and brio, Norman Stone's "The Atlantic and its Enemies" offers a unique perspective on events, from Vietnam to glasnost, and draws on his own experiences - such as his time in a Slovak prison - to show both the tragedy and the absurdity of the struggle that divided the world for over forty years. "Opinionated, mischievous, enthralling...an exhilarating read". (Boyd Tonkin, "Independent"). "Lively, idiosyncratic, rollicking". (Geoffrey Wheatcroft, "Observer"). "Masterly...the one book that anyone who wants to understand the Cold War must read". (John Gray, "New Statesman"). "A swashbuckling survey of the cold war". (Mark Mazower, "Financial Times"). "[Stone] has a terrific eye for detail, bringing to life everything from the ruins of Germany to Ronald Reagan's White House with a wonderfully waspish turn of phrase". ("Economist"). Norman Stone is one of Britain's most celebrated historians. He is the author of "The Eastern Front, 1914-1917", "Hitler: An Introduction", "Europe Transformed" and "World War One: A Short History".

About Norman Stone

Norman Stone is one of Britain's most celebrated historians. He is the author of The Eastern Front, 1914-1917, Hitler, Europe Transformed and World War One: A Short History. He has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bilkent, where he is now Director of the Turkish-Russian Centre.

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Author : Norman Stone
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 25 August 2011
ISBN : 0141044632
EAN : 9780141044637
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 720 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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