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Oranges for Christmas is now available at Kobo, Nook and iTunes

As the summer term draws to a close, it’s been a very busy few weeks for me. I’m in the middle of my new novel ( 42 more words

My Fiction

Walter Ulbricht – a brief biography

Most leaders possess a strength of character, charisma even, for which they are either admired or disliked, loved or loathed, but always acknowledged. Walter Ulbricht, East Germany’s head of state from 1950 to 1973, was an unusually dull man, devoid of personality, devoted to the socialist cause, but with no empathy for the working masses, the very people he was supposedly fighting for. 977 more words

Cold War

How The Cold War Ended

Title:                      How The Cold War Ended

Author:                 John Prados

Prados, John (2011). How The Cold War Ended: Debating and Doing History. Washington, DC: Potomac Books… 646 more words

Soviet Union

Dead End Follies Reviews Shotglass Memories

Benoit Lelievre expands on Shotglass Memories, from last week, with a full review:

Writing a first novel is an exercise in modesty of ambition. It’s such a complicated task to accomplish that it’s much easier to fuck up than to get right.

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We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you, by Patrick L. Smith

The US government has been on a multi-decade losing streak in the foreign intervention game against minor league opponents. Now it appears to be suiting up for a bout with an opponent, Russia, who is definitely major league but who doesn’t appear to be looking for a match. 557 more words

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Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World

Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World combines critical oral history with newly translated documentary sources to provide insights into the dynamics of Sino-European relations, past and present, and recent and ongoing global power shifts. 212 more words


Video: President Eisenhower discusses the Geneva Conference and Open Skies

President Dwight Eisenhower discusses the 1955 Geneva Conference and his Open Skies peace proposal to the Soviet Union. See the video on YouTube.