Armed Truce

By Hugh Thomas,

Book cover of Armed Truce: The Beginnings of the Cold War 1945-1946

Book description

Provides an account of the first years of the Cold War, with insights into the state of the world after the Second World War and vivid portraits of such personalities as Stalin, Beria, Churchill, Roosevelt, deGaulle, and Truman

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1 author picked Armed Truce as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a somewhat obscure work, a massive book that apparently did not sell well. But it offers a blow-by-blow description by a great British historian about how the Cold War started, and demonstrates how it was principally Stalin's actions that led to World War II morphing into a cold war.

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