The Cold War

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Narrator: Alan Sklar , Jay Gregory
Genres: History, North America
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: December 2005
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 45 minutes
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The final audiobook in this series on the Cold War, from the "dean of Cold War historians" ("The New York Times"), presents the crowning work of a career spanning four decades.

Reviews (5)

Concise overview of the Cold War

Written by Kathy on May 20th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

As a person who is too young to truly remember the Cold War, I was very pleased as how easily and concisely this book explained that era in our history. It is written for the layperson who knows little to nothing about this conflict and, unlike most history books, is able to keep the listener's attention.

Cold War

Written by Adam from New York, NY on April 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Excellent review of a very interesting time period. More of a textbook-but that is a good thing.

Well done, worth every minute...

Written by Timothy Amey from Castaic, CA on December 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

As a history buff, I was glad to receive this as a gift. I can say that it lived up to my hopes and was a truly great work - well researched and assembled in a creative way that conveys the history, passion, danger, and intrigue of that era.

Great Job

Written by Matthew Wood from Chico, CA on July 16th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really cool book. It takes the World Wars and traces world history, and the development of the communism and socialism on how it created the cold war. “Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall”.

The Cold War: A New History

Written by Jeff C. on February 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not a bad book, but rather more analytic than informational. If you're after an understanding of the causes of the cold war it's great. But the history in it is nothing that new.

Author Details

Author Details

Gaddis, John Lewis

JOHN LEWIS GADDIS is an internationally renowned historian of the cold war. He has written extensively on the subject, including "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History" and "The United States and the Origins of the World War, 1941-1947". Gaddis is on the advisory board of the Cold War International History Project. A senior fellow of the Hoover Institution from 2000 to 2002, he served as a consultant on the CNN television documentary "Cold War." Gaddis resides in Connecticut.