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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:

The Cold War in the Classroom

Barbara Christophe, Peter Gautschi, Robert Thorp

The Struggle for Germany and The Origins of the Cold War

Melvyn P. Leffler

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

Raymond Ojserkis

Building Security in Post–Cold War Eurasia

P. Terrence Hopmann

Beyond the Cold War

E. P. Thompson

What Caused the Cold War?

Jeffrey R. Clowes

Superpower relations and the Cold War


The Cold War and the Policy of Containment (Presentation)

Johnstown-Monroe School District

The Cold War (1947-1991) (Presentation)

Juan Carlos Ocaña Aybar

The Nature of the Post-Cold War World

Charles William Maynes and William G. Hyland

Cold War: Different Phases

Dr Akshay Kumar Singh

The Cold War (1945-1989)

University of Luxembourg’s CVCE.eu

NATO’s Purpose After the Cold War

The Brookings Institution

The Cold War Era


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

Muzaffer Ercan Yilmaz

NATO: Post Cold War (Presentation)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Cesar Ross

The Cold War in Political Cartoons, 1946-1963

National Archives

The Birth of the Cold War

Max Kuhelj Bugaric

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

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Cold War (Article)

Madhu Rajput

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

Patna University

The Cold War (Article)

University of Washington

Timeline of the Cold War

Truman Library

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