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Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World (Hardback)

By Milton, Giles

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The end of World War Two saw an intense and deeply personal struggle for mastery of the Western world amidst the ruins of Berlin. In this thrilling account, bestselling historian Giles Milton recounts epic four-year drama that would culminate in The Berlin Airlift. It is the stor...y of the ultimate game of roulette amongst the enigmatic larger-than-life personalities from rival powers: Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union. Drawing on previously unknown oral and written testimonies, Checkmate in Berlin tells - as never before - a story of flawed individuals each determined to win and the first battle of the Cold War.
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ISBN 9781529393156
Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529393156
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Released 12 Oct 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Milton, Giles
Category World History: Second World War
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
European History
Military History
International Relations
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 943.15087
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Yalta Conference - I Alta, Ukraine - 1945, Cold War, Berlin Germany - History - 1945-1990, Berlin Germany - Politics and government - 1945-1990
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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