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The Best Books About The Cold War

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List of the best books about the Cold War, including jacket cover images when available, voted on by fans of the Cold War nonfiction genre. All these popular books on the Cold War are ranked by votes, so the top Cold War books are at the top of the list. The Cold War is a term that encompasses the long post-WW2 struggle between communist (USSR, China) and democratic (USA, Europe) world powers, and thus is not a definitive event in world history, which means this list is going to be slightly fuzzy in what should or shouldn't be included. So feel free to add historical overviews of the Cold War era etc if you think they are deserving of this list. 

This well-researched Cold War bibliography includes out-of-print titles. If you're knowledgable about the Cold War then please vote on the top Cold War nonfiction titles you have read. If you are new to the topic, you should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Cold War?" after checking out this list.  Most of these Cold War books - whether in-print or out of print - can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Many great authors have written books about Cold War, including Tom Clancy and Eric Ambler.

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    Inside the Soviet Army is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Architects of Victory: Six Her... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Tales from Spandau: Nazi Crimi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Another Such Victory: Presiden... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    The Cold War: A New History is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB O... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Red Army is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War

    Ralph Peters

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    The Fall of the Berlin Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War

    William F. Buckley^! Jr.

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    John W. Dower, Raymond L. Garthoff

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    The Cold War and the United St... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    One Nation Underground: The Fa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Rob Swigart, Henry Bromell

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    H. W. Brands

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    The Draining Lake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War

    Arnaldur Indriðason

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    From the Shadows: The Ultimate... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Harry S. Truman

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    George F. Kennan: An American ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    Edward Lansdale: The Unquiet A... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    James Risen

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    Gentleman Spy: The Life of All... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espio... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    John Lewis Gaddis

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    Episodes of the Cuban Revoluti... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books About The Cold War
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    John Lewis Gaddis

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    Stanley Karnow

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    Thomas C Schelling

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