Cold War Secrets and Spies

Many new books due out this fall explore events of the Cold War when the threat of nuclear war was feared.

The Cold War was a time of tense relations between the United States and the communist government of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union came to an end 25 years ago. New titles about this time period look back to see what can be learned.

Spies from the CIA and KGB, atomic bombs, spy planes and the Berlin Wall are all parts of the history of the Cold War. Code Warriors by Stephen Budiansky tells the history of the NSA and the work uncovering enemy communications.

John le Carre's memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, discusses his service in British Intelligence.  More secrets and spies can be found in True Believer by Kati Marton, and Stalin's Englishman by Andrew Lownie.

Simon Hall reveals difficult East-West relations in the book 1956. He tells of spies that changed sides, the first U-2 spy planes and the impact of Soviet leader, Khrushchev.

The Tunnels by Greg Mitchell tells of escape tunnels under the Berlin Wall and the surprising projects financed by U.S. television networks.

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