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Cold War at Sea: An Illustrated History

Magazine article Sea Classics

Cold War at Sea: An Illustrated History

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COLD WAR, AT SEA: An Illustrated History

By Kit and Carolyn Bonner

160 pegs, pbk, 200 photos; ISBN7603-0732-6 - $24.95; MBI /Zenith Books Oceola, Wisconsin. To order: 1-800-826-6600.

Kit Bonner's nimble talents are well known to Sea Classics readers for his articles have graced our pages for well over two decades. Now Kit and his lovely wife Carolyn have done it again; this time tackling a concise pictorial history of the Cold War.

Starting with the end of World War II when the freeze with America's Soviet ally first reached sub zero proportions, the Bonners trace the Cold War from September 1945 to its culmination in December 1991. In their typical easy-reading style the authors cleverly mix explanations of the political issues with the military events so that the reader forms a mental composite of exactly what was happening at many levels at any given time. In this manner we learn why Soviet and American submarines played dangerous games of hide and seek with live ordnance; why Soviet Russia never felt comfortable with the aircraft carrier, and interesting insights into the Korean and Vietnam Wars. …

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