[Missouri-l] Reminder: A World View of history Oct.20, 2010
freespirit52 at charter.net
Thu Oct 7 10:15:10 CDT 2010
Just a reminder: "The Cold War: a New History" is the book to be reviewed by
Accessible World's A World View of History group. October 20th is the date.
This book is a concise, and according to our members, a quite readable
account of the Cold War which occurred between 1945 and 1991.
It is by America's preeminent Cold War expert, John Lewis Gaddis, a
professor at Yale. Author of over six books on the forty-five year conflict,
Gadddis's reputation began almost forty years ago as leader of the "Post
Revisionist School" as to the causes of the Cold War. After accessing the
partially available archives of the Communist Block Gaddis has developed a
new revised interpretation as to the causes as well as the ending of the
Cold war especially the roles of Stalin, Eisenhower, Regan and Pope Paul.
For those of us who lived through all or part of the Cold war, it was a time
of chronic anxiety escalating to downright fright, even terror, during the
Cuban Missile Crisis. It was a time of "duck and cover drills" home bomb
shelters and duck tape jokes. Fortunately, it ended like it began, not with
a bang but a whimper with the missile defenses of both sides still unused
and intact. It also ended with the almost peaceful dissolution of the Soviet
Union, the world's largest and oldest empire. As the Author states, this
ending was not inevitable, but happily enough there is still life on earth.
So if you've not begun reading this book, it's not too late to begin.
Wednesday, October 20th will be an excellent chance to hear an interview
with the author and discuss your experiences and impressions of the Cold War
The Cold War: A New History
Gaddis, John Lewis. Read by Alexander Strain. Reading time 10 hours 30
Yale historian analyzes the power struggle that occurred between the United
States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991 and its effect on world
events. Uses archives from Eastern Europe, Russia, and China to describe the
tension of nuclear armament and the leaders behind the weapons. 2005.
Download The Cold War: A New History, DB62511
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.Book Number:
The group will meet at the same time the third Wednesday of every month and
will be facilitated by Don Queen, (Email: queens at pacbell.net
Date: Wednesday, August 18th.
Time: 6:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. MDT, 8:00 p.m. CDT, 9:00 p.m. Edt
and elsewhere in the world thursday 1:00
Robert Acosta, President
Helping Hands for the Blind
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org
You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers
to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at
the above address.
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