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By Yakov Rapoport

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) On January 13, 1953, the official Soviet press agency Tass announced the arrest of a group of 'killer doctors' who were systematically doing away with prominent public figures in the Soviet Union. Nine doctors, six of them Jews, were cited, and in the next few weeks many more were carted off to the dread prisons of Lubyanka and Lefortovo. Among them was Yakov Lvovich Rapoport, a distinguished pathologist. This book is a firsthand memoir of his imprisonment, revealing not only the suffering caused by a fabricated 'plot' but also the devastating climate of antisemitism and the appalling disarray of medicine and science in the Stalinist era. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Fourth Estate) (ISBN: 1872180132) (Pagination: 320pp.) (Condition: fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX



By Edgar McInnis

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) The future of Western Europe, politically, economically and spiritually, was so closely involved with the future of Germany that an understanding of the events in Germany was vital for students of the Cold War. This book was published in 1960, predating the construction of the Berlin Wall by one year. Co-authored by Richard Hiscocks and Robert Spencer. (Published: 1960) (Publisher: J M Dent & Sons) (Pagination: 195pp, 3 maps) (Condition: fair in marked d/w.) UL-XXXXXX



By Edward Lucas

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) While the world was lauding the stability and economic growth that Vladimir Putin's ex-KGB regime brought to Russia, Edward Lucas was ringing alarm bells. First published in 2008 and since revised, The New Cold War remains the most insightful and informative account of Russia today. It depicts the regime's crushing of independent institutions and silencing of critics, taking Russia far away from the European mainstream. It highlights the Kremlin's use of the energy weapon in Europe, the bullying of countries in the former Soviet empire, such as Estonia, Georgia and Ukraine, and how Russian money weakens the West's will to resist. Now updated with an incisive analysis of Russia's seizure of Crimea and its destabilisation of Ukraine, the book unpicks the roots of the Kremlin's ideology. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing) (ISBN: 9781408859285) (Pagination: 352pp, map) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX


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By Victor Sebestyen

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) How the Hungarians tried to topple their Soviet masters. The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A small nation, its people armed with a few rifles and petrol bombs, had the will and courage to rise up against one of the world's superpowers. The determination of the Hungarians to resist the Russians astonished the West. For 12 days it looked, miraculously, as though the Soviets might be humbled. Then the Hungarians were brutally crushed. Their capital was devastated, thousands of people were killed and their country was occupied for a further three decades. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (ISBN: 9780297847311) (Pagination: 340pp, 26 b/w photos, 3 maps) (Condition: Like new in d/w) UL-XXXXXX



By Andrew Cockburn

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) An examination of Soviet Military Power at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on interviews, samizdat documents and US intelligence sources, the author draws a picture of a military machine very diffferent from the conventional perception. (Published: 1983) (Publisher: Random House) (ISBN: 0394524020) (Pagination: 338pp) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX



By William Koenig and Peter Scofield

(Subject: Post World War II - Cold War, Eastern Bloc) A study of the Soviet Military equipment and capabilities at the height of the Cold War. The authors look at Soviet History and war, and then move to Nuclear Power, the soviet military, naval and air forces and the individual soviet fighting man. (Published: 1983) (Publisher: Gallery Books) (ISBN: 0831779209) (Pagination: 224pp, 244 col & b/w illustrations, 26 Diagrams, 6 Map, Table - large format) (Condition: Good. Red boards. Faded spine) UL-XXXXXX