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The Cold War demonstrated the power of the two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union, through a conflict that lasted more than four decades. Study its origin, process and consequences with our library of Cold War books in PDF format, where you can learn more about this interesting episode of the twentieth century.

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The Cold War was an unarmed conflict of ideological confrontation. It was fought between the two great powers of the time (1947-1991): the United States and the Soviet Union. The objective of this war was to dominate the world through their political and socioeconomic systems, capitalism and communism, respectively.

After World War II, the United States launched an economic recovery plan for the countries affected by the war. The famous Marshall Plan was not accepted by the USSR, as it represented an attempt to prevent the spread of communism in Europe. The two nations clashed for more than 40 years.

Some of its consequences were: the division of Germany, the construction of the Berlin Wall, parallel war conflicts such as the Vietnam War and the Korean War. NATO was also created to defend democratic territories from communist expansionism and the Warsaw Treaty.

The war finally culminated with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. If you want to delve deeper into this historical event, you can’t miss our collection of over 20 books on the Cold War in PDF format. Download them for free, below.

Here we present our complete selection of Cold War books:

1) The Cold War in the Classroom

Barbara Christophe, Peter Gautschi, Robert Thorp

Source: Online Library and Publication Platform

2) The Struggle for Germany and The Origins of the Cold War

Melvyn P. Leffler

Source: GHI Washington

3) The United States & the Beginning of the Cold War Aarms Race

Raymond Ojserkis

Source: London School of Economics

4) Building Security in Post–Cold War Eurasia

P. Terrence Hopmann

Source: United States Institute of Peace

5) Beyond the Cold War

E. P. Thompson

Source: Wilson Center

6) What Caused the Cold War?

Jeffrey R. Clowes

Source: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

7) Superpower relations and the Cold War


Source: Cranbourne

8) The Cold War and the Policy of Containment (Presentation)

Johnstown-Monroe School District

Source: Johnstown-Monroe School District

9) The Cold War (1947-1991) (Presentation)

Juan Carlos Ocaña Aybar

Source: Historia siglo 20

10) The Nature of the Post-Cold War World

Charles William Maynes and William G. Hyland

Source: Army War College Homepage

11) Cold War: Different Phases

Dr Akshay Kumar Singh

Source: Delhi University

12) The Cold War (1945-1989)

University of Luxembourg’s CVCE.eu

Source: University of Luxembourg’s CVCE.eu

13) NATO’s Purpose After the Cold War

The Brookings Institution

Source: The Brookings Institution

14) The Cold War Era


Source: Ncert

15) The New World Order: An Outline of the Post-Cold War Era

Muzaffer Ercan Yilmaz

Source: DergiPark

16) NATO: Post Cold War (Presentation)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

17) India, Latin America, and the Caribbean during the Cold War

Cesar Ross

Source: SciELO - Brazil

18) The Cold War in Political Cartoons, 1946-1963

National Archives

Source: National Archives

19) The Birth of the Cold War

Max Kuhelj Bugaric

Source: eScholarship Univertity of California

20) The Cold War: How did it Star? How did it End? (Article)

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Source: Constitutional Rights Foundation

21) Cold War (Article)

Madhu Rajput

Source: Lucknow University

22) Cold War: it’s Origin, Causes and Phases (Article)

Patna University

Source: Patna University

23) The Cold War (Article)

University of Washington

Source: University of Washington

24) Timeline of the Cold War

Truman Library

Source: Truman Library

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