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America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2002
America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-2002
by Walter Lafeber
Paperback from McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000
by Stephen Kotkin
Hardcover from Oxford Press

Berlin in the Balance, 1945-1949 : The Blockade, the Airlift, the First Major Battle of the Cold War
by Thomas Parrish
Over fifty years ago, the Soviet army blockaded West Berlin. The U.S. and Britain responded with an airlift, packing WWII troop planes with coal, potatoes, and flour. Not even air commanders believed that the fleet could supply the city for long, yet "Operation Vittles" won the opening battle of the Cold War. Flying in weather so bad "the birds walked," harassed by Soviet fighters, Allied airmen kept West Berlin fed, fueled, and free.
Paperback - 400 pages (June 1, )
Perseus Pr; ISBN: 0738201499
Battleground Berlin : CIA Vs. KGB in the Cold War
by David E. Murphy, Sergi A. Kondrashev, George Bailey, Sergei A. Kondrashev (Contributor)
Battleground Berlin is the product of an unprecedented collaboration between two veteran intelligence officers--one with the CIA, the other with the KGB--who worked on opposite sides in postwar Berlin. With the help of journalist George Bailey, they have told what will likely stand as the definitive account of those remarkable years. 
Hardcover - 672 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300072333
Blind Man's Bluff : The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
by Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew (Contributor)
Little is known--and less has been published--about American submarine espionage during the Cold War. These submerged sentinels silently monitored the Soviet Union's harbors, shadowed its subs, watched its missile tests, eavesdropped on its conversations, and even retrieved top-secret debris from the bottom of the sea. In an engaging mix of first-rate journalism and historical narrative, Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, and Annette Lawrence Drew describe what went on.  --John J. Miller -
Hardcover - 352 pages (November )
Public Affairs; ISBN: 1891620088
By Any Means Necessary : America's Secret Air War in the Cold War
by William E. Burrows

The Cambridge Spies : The Untold Story of MacLean, Philby, and Burgess in America
by Verne W. Newton
Listed under Espionage

Chronology of the Cold War at Sea 1945-1991
by Norman Polmar (Editor), Eric Wertheim (Contributor), Andrew H. Bahjat (Contributor)
Hardcover - 312 pages (December )
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 155750685X
Code Breaking : A History and Exploration
by Rudolf Kippenhahn
Listed under Codebreakers
The Cold War: A History
by Martin Walker
Paperback from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture
by Thomas Doherty
Hardcover from Columbia University Press

Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)
by Mary L. Dudziak
Hardcover from Princeton Univ Pr
Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines
by Norman Polmar, Kenneth J. Moore
Listed under Submarines

The Cold War & the University : Toward an Intellectual History of the Postwar Years
by Noam Chomsky, et al

The Cold War : 1945-1991 (Historical Association Studies)
by Joseph Smith

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers
by Nick J. McCamley
Book Description: In recent years full details have gradually begun to emerge about US and British preparations for defense against Nuclear attack during the cold war. It as believed that both the civilian and military command could continue to operate from a nationwide series of underground bunkers. These bunkers were actually built at enormous expense. A vast network of radar stations stretching across northern England Canada and alaska were co-ordinated from an underground complex under Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. Underground bunkers were built throughout THE UK and the US congress planned to weather the storm at the Green Briar country club. McCamleyâ€ôs revelations are intriguing in their own right and also have some disturbing broader implications.
Hardcover from Pen & Sword

Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany
by Victor Grossman
Paperback from Univ. of Massachusetts Press

Drawing the Line : The American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-1949
by Carolyn Eisenberg
In this fresh and challenging study of the origins of the Cold War, Professor Eisenberg traces the American role in dividing post-war Germany. Drawing upon original documentary sources, she explores how U.S. policy-makers chose partition and mobilized reluctant West Europeans behind that approach. The book casts new light on the Berlin blockade, demonstrating that the United States rejected United Nations mediation and relied on its nuclear monopoly as the means of protecting its German agenda. The Publisher
Paperback - 350 pages Reprint edition (April )
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521627176

The Fifty-Year War: Conflict and Strategy in the Cold War
by Norman Friedman
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Gentleman Spy : The Life of Allen Dulles
by Peter Grose
Listed under The CIA

Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency
by Ronald Kessler, Paul McCarthy (Editor)
Listed under The CIA

Mao's China and the Cold War (The New Cold War History)
by Jian Chen, Chen Jian
Paperback from Univ of North Carolina Pr

Presidents' Secret Wars : CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations from World War II Through the Persian Gulf (Elephant Paperbacks)
by John Prados
Paperback Revised edition (April )
Ivan R Dee, Inc.; ISBN: 1566631084

Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991
Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 (Seminar Studies in History)
by Martin McCauley
Paperback from Pearson Longman
The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea
by John Pina Craven
Listed under Submarines
Secret Agencies : U.S. Intelligence in a Hostile World
by Loch K. Johnson
Hardcover - 336 pages (December )
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300066112

Spy Hunter : Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case
by Robert W. Hunter, Lynn Dean Hunter
Listed under Spies

Soldiers, Spies, and the Rat Line : America's Undeclared War Against the Soviets
by James V. Milano, Col James V. Vret T. Milano, Patrick Brogan
Paperback from Brasseys, Inc.
Titan II: A History of a Cold War Missile Program
by David K. Stumpf, Jay W. Kelley
Listed under Nuclear War

Top Secret Intranet : The Story of Intelink : How U.S. Intelligence Built the Largest, Most Secure Network (Goldfarb Series)
by Frederick Thomas Martin, Fredrick Thomas Martin
Listed under Spies

Reflections of a Cold Warrior : From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs
by Richard M., Jr Bissell
Listed under Spies

Venona : Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr
Details the US decryption of Soviet messages in the 1940's.
Hardcover - 416 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300077718

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History
by John Lewis Gaddis
Paperback from Oxford Press

Berlin Airlift
by Arthur Pearcy
Hardcover from Airlife Pub Ltd

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Crazy Ivan: Based on a True Story of Submarine Espionage
by W. Craig Reed
Navy Seal on fast attack nuclear submarine documents spy missions against the Soviets.
Paperback - 260 pages (December ); ISBN: 0595006132
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In from the Cold : The Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Future of U.S. Intelligence
by Allan E. Goodman, Gregory F. Treverton (Contributor), Philip Zelikow 
Paperback - 275 pages
Twentieth Century Fund; ISBN: 0870783920
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Inside Stalin's Kremlin : An Eyewitness Account of Brutality, Duplicity, Intrigue and Murder of Joseph Stalin
by Peter S. Deriabin, Joseph C. Evans (Contributor)
Hardcover - 256 pages
Brasseys Inc; ISBN: 1574881744
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The Haunted Wood : Soviet Espionage in America-The Stalin Era
by Allen Weinstein (Introduction), Alexander Vassiliev
Hardcover - 402 pages
Random House; ISBN: 0679457240
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