Cold War books

This selection of Cold War books has been recommended by Alpha History authors. These books have been chosen for their authoritative content, their accessibility for students and their affordability. They are available for purchase through our affiliate partner, The Book Depository at low prices. All prices include worldwide shipping to most countries. Purchasing your Cold War books through these links is a great way to support Alpha History, while saving money.

From World War to Cold War – Dobbs

The USA and the Cold War 1945-63

Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War – Zubok

Iron Curtain – Anne Applebaum

Cold War Espionage, Spies and Operations

Arsenals of Folly – Richard Rhodes

Age of McCarthyism – Ellen Schrecker

Reds: McCarthyism in 20th century America

Culture of the Cold War – Stephen Whitfield

Berlin in the Cold War – Thomas Flemming

Berlin Airlift: The Salvation of a City

Berlin 1961 – Frederick Kempe

The Berlin Wall – Frederick Taylor

Behind the Berlin Wall – Patrick Major

Cold War South-east Asia – Malcolm Murfett

Red Head: Cold War in the Caribbean

The Cuban Missile Crisis – Don Munton

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Detente and the Nixon Doctrine

The Reagan Reversal – Beth A. Fischer

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Revolution 1989: Fall of the Soviet Empire

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The Cold War – Robert McMahon

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The Cold War – Martin Walker

Europe and the Cold War – Williamson

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The Cold War in Europe and Asia

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The Cold War – John L. Harper