• The Cold War

  • A Captivating Guide to the Tense Conflict Between the United States of America and the Soviet Union Following World War II
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Cold War, then pay attention....

The seeds of the Cold War were sown toward the end of World War II. During the war, the United States and the Soviet Union were reluctant partners. The communist doctrine of the Soviets was decidedly at odds with the US notion of capitalism, free enterprise, and rugged individualism. But as is often the case in history, despite their differences, America and Soviet Russia had a common enemy that brought them together - Nazi Germany. 

But soon after Truman took over the presidency of the United States, American and Soviet relations began to rapidly go south. Before the war was even over, disagreements arose over how the postwar world should be administered. 

In The Cold War: A Captivating Guide to the Tense Conflict Between the United States of America and the Soviet Union Following World War II, you will discover topics such as:

  • Berlin: The lines have been drawn
  • Stemming the tide of communism in East Asia
  • Fighting the soviets for supremacy in space
  • How the Cold War calculus affected the Middle East
  • Cuba, Vietnam, and increasing social unrest
  • An East African cold war
  • Cold War secrets and a place called Area 51
  • Soviets, Afghanistan, and a little bit of salt
  • Ronald Reagan and the evil empire
  • Poland, a Polish pope, and Cold War solidarity
  • Star Wars: the biggest bluff in history
  • The Cold War comes to a close
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the Cold War, scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button!

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Loved It!!

Love Captivating History!! Can find out so much in just hours. This was no different!! Highly recommend!!

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Amazing audiobook

This book is well researched and written. It has facts that are commonly less known about the cold war. After listening to this you will want to learn more.

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The Cold War in a Nutshell!

Engaging account of the Cold War including many of the events peripheral to, but affected by the relationships of countries as the Cold War developed. As with other books in this series, there are facts and commentaries that are not commonly known and that adds to what keeps me coming back to listen to more!

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the cold war

This was a very interesting book. I especially liked the chapter about Afghanistan and Ronald Reagan.

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Fantastic storytelling on the Cold War

One of the best retellings of the Cold War. From start to finish, the author has quite accurately retold the Cold War from the perspective of a neutral, in a way that kept me attentive throughout.

Enough detail was spent on each aspect to keep me interested throughout, without spending too long on any one story.
- Korea War
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All throughly explained without ever taking one side over the other and fully admitting that both sides had their pros and cons for doing what they did.

Also must highly recommend Jason for a superb vocal job on the book. He's a talented narrator!

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