Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and ‘World War Two In An Hour’ as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by HarperCollins in 2011.
The Cold War: History in an Hourby Rupert Colley
Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility as the world lived in the shadow of the Cold War. As post-war Europe was rebuilt, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin struggled to maintain peace among the former Eastern and Western Allies. Two ideologies, two political systems, two cultures, two superpowers became entrenched in a fight for dominance, each firm in the belief that history would prove them right.The Cold War: History in an Hour is the concise account of the political tensions that arose as the world rebuilt after World War Two – an era beset by the constant fear of nuclear weapons and the looming threat of a Third World War.Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…
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-The book provides a good working overview of the Cold War but unfortunately makes some assumptions on the part of the eager. -Terms specific to the Cold War are used as if the reader understands the usage. Terms like Red Army, Cold War and Iron Curtain are used freely with no explanation when they are introduced. -This aside, the book provides a very rapid yet thorough workable knowledge on the subject of the Cold War, its causes, notable moments and the outcome.