Cold War, Politics; Continents: Asia, North America

The Cold War; A New History by John Lewis Gaddis A densely packed book spanning the end of World War II through Bush and Gorbachev meeting at Malta 333 pages (266 pages to complete the epilogue) The night I stayed over at my grandma’s house so Mom and Dad could see Red Dawn (1984) in […]

Espionage, Cold War; Continent: Europe, North America

A Spy among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben MacIntyre 366 pages (306 pages of content, including the Afterward by John le Carré) Ian Fleming even makes a cameo in this story, so top that. Cambridge alumni and eccentric characters, drunken parties, plus all the classic spying locations from Istanbul to Switzerland: […]