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30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster

On April 26th 1986, there was an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in modern-day Ukraine. It is one of only two nuclear accidents classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale and of those two it was by far the most serious (the other is the Fukishima incident in 2011). 128 more words

Cold War 1 - Yalta

  1. World War 2 is nearing its end and it looks as if the allies are soon to win. In the midst of an impending victory, the big three meet – Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill – to discuss what would be done after Germany is defeated.
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The Cold War

Review: The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

of 5 stars

My version:
Fiction Thriller, Spies, Cold War
Corvus Books

A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he’d once considered spying for the enemy. 928 more words


This is America: Projecting Prosperity in the Cold War

From the late 1940s through the 1950s and into the 1960s, how the United States portrayed itself to the world was seen as an important aspect of fighting the Cold War. 1,270 more words

20th Century

A Primer on Catholicism: Review of Wyatt North's Pope John XXIII: The Good Pope

At 109 pages on the Kindle, Wyatt North’s Pope John XXIII: The Good Pope is a fast easy to understand introduction into Catholicism as well as being a brief biographical sketch of Pope John XIII who served as pope for four years.and seven months, during the period of time after the end of WWII and the early times of the Cold War. 114 more words

Book Reviews

Cold War

to kill
time and escape iron-fisted humidity
we step into a used-book store
with its hum of AC

we split
browsing different aisles
of plots… 63 more words

My Poetry

The pre-modernist propaganda cinema of Steven Spielberg

BRIDGE OF SPIES directed by Steven Spielberg (USA; 2015)

As a self-confessed movie nerd I can’t get enough of the ironic post-modernism to be found in directors like David Lynch, Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch. 694 more words