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THE COLD WAR ENCYCLOPEDIA

There are more recent reference books on the Cold War, but Thomas Parrish’s 1996 The Cold War Encyclopedia is by far the best. In a relatively concise 490 pages Mr. Parrish manages to cover all the important people, places, events, etc. that made the Cold War such a fascinating period in world history. It is all here, the major and the minor: The Hotline, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall, the U-2 Incident, the Profumo affair, KAL 007 and so on.

In addition to the A to Z entries, the author also includes an invaluable chronology that begins in 1917 with the Russian Revolution and ends with Mikhail Gorbachev’s December 25, 1991 resignation as president of the defunct USSR. What more could the serious or casual Cold War student want?

THE COLD WAR ENCYCLOPEDIA
By Thomas Parrish
Copyright 1996 by Thomas Parrish
Published by Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
New York
490 pages

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