“Plokhy writes that instead of mastery and clear-headedness, President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev ‘marched from one mistake to another’ during the Cuban missile crisis.”
“In these pages, ideas and creativity still matter, making this welcome book a cause for celebration.”
“an excellent introduction to the surprisingly wide spectrum of military conflicts, both hot and cold that occurred from 1945–1991.”
“should make everyone who reads it and was born after October 1962 extremely thankful to be alive . . .”
Jill Lepore, the Harvard historian and New Yorker writer, argues that a company you’ve never heard of “helped invent the data-mad and near-totalitarian twenty-first century.” Moreover, she
“Anyone interested in Russia’s continuing undermining of the West, espionage, or simply a good thriller read should delve into this book.”
“This book proves that the abstract ‘ideal’ of communism has not died for some people despite the empirical evidence of communism in power.
“lucid and very depressing assessment of the current state of what some Canadians term, the Excited States of America.”
Between 1955 and 1989, legendary choreographer-dancer Martha Graham and her company made a series of international tours under the aegis of various government agencies and governm
“MacGregor . . .
“Bletchley Park and the Ultra codebreakers have been credited by some historians as potentially shortening the war by a year or two . . .”
If there are any remaining doubts about the central role played by Ronald Reagan in the unraveling of the Soviet empire, Seth Jones’ riveting new book A Covert Action should dispel them.
“this book shows, for the men serving on the front lines next to the Iron Curtain, conflict was always a real possibility that could happen at any time.”