The Cold War

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  • A Short History of Russia

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    A Short History of Russia

    Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is everyone’s ‘other’. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master game-player on the global stage with a rich history of war and peace, poets and revolutionaries. In this essential whistle-stop tour of the world’s most misunderstood nation, Mark Galeotti takes us behind the myths to the heart of the Russian story: from the formation of a nation to its early legends – including Ivan the Terrible and Catherine the Great – to the rise and fall of the Romanovs, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Chernobyl and the end of the Soviet Union – plus the arrival of an obscure politician named Vladimir Putin.

    £9.99
  • Beyond

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    Beyond

    ‘Thrilling ? High-definition history: tight, thrilling and beautifully researched’ SUNDAY TIMES

    ‘This book is a triumph’ DAN SNOW

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  • Dangerous Friends

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    Dangerous Friends

    ‘Dangerous Friends’ tells the fascinating true story of one man’s connection to the Cambridge Spy Ring and his daughter’s search for the truth.

    £14.99
  • Putin

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    Putin

    Vladimir Putin is a pariah to the West. Alone among world leaders, he has the power to reduce the United States and Europe to ashes in a nuclear firestorm and has threatened to do so. He invades his neighbours, most recently Ukraine, meddles in western elections and orders assassinations inside and outside Russia. The regime he heads is autocratic and corrupt. Yet many Russians continue to support him. Despite western sanctions, the majority have been living better than at any time in the past. By fair means or foul, under Putin’s leadership, Russia has once again become a force to be reckoned with. Philip Short’s magisterial biography explores in unprecedented depth the personality of its enigmatic and ruthless leader and demolishes many of our preconceptions about Putin’s Russia.

    £30.00
  • The Shortest History of the Soviet Union

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    The Shortest History of the Soviet Union

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  • The War of Nerves

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    The War of Nerves

    More than any other conflict, the Cold War was fought on the battlefield of the human mind. And, nearly 30 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, its legacy still endures – not only in our politics, but in our own thoughts, and fears. Drawing on a vast array of untapped archives and unseen sources, Martin Sixsmith vividly recreates the tensions and paranoia of the Cold War, framing it for the first time from a psychological perspective. Revisiting towering personalities like Khrushchev, Kennedy and Nixon, as well as the lives of the unknown millions who were caught up in the conflict, this is a gripping account of fear itself – and in today’s uncertain times, it is more resonant than ever.

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  • Tunnel 29

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    Tunnel 29

    He’s just escaped from one of the world’s most brutal regimes. Now, he decides to tunnel back in. It’s summer, 1962, and Joachim Rudolph, a student, is digging a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. Waiting on the other side in East Berlin – dozens of men, women, and children; all willing to risk everything to escape. From the award-winning creator of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 podcast, ‘Tunnel 29’ is the true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel dug under the Berlin Wall.

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