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  • A Colder War

A Colder War

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Successive American presidents and successive Soviet premiers tried to manage the Cold War in different ways, and the history of their interactions reveals the delicate balance-of-power that needed to be maintained between both superpowers. Dwight Eisenhower campaigned as a hard-line Cold Warrior and spoke of "rolling back" the Soviet empire, but when given a chance to dislodge Hungary from the Soviet sphere-of-influence in 1956, he declined. The death of Stalin in 1953 prefaced a brief thaw in East-West relations, but Nikita Khrushchev also found it more politically expedient to take a hard line with the United States than to speak of cooperation.

Successive American presidents and successive Soviet premiers tried to manage the Cold War in different ways, and the history of their interactions reveals the delicate balance-of-power that needed to be maintained between both superpowers. campaigned as a hard-line Cold Warrior and spoke of "rolling back" the Soviet empire, but when given a chance to dislodge Hungary from the Soviet sphere-of-influence in 1956, he declined. The death of Stalin in 1953 prefaced a brief thaw in East-West relations, but also found it more politically expedient to take a hard line with the United States than to speak of cooperation.

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A COLDER WAR is complete in itself, but the conclusion leads into what almost certainly will be a third book in the series. Hopefully there will be more coming beyond that. Kell is a tragic hero in the truest sense of the term, and in Cumming’s hands is one of the most memorable protagonists in contemporary espionage fiction. The wait for the next installment will be worth it, even if that day doesn't come for another two years. For now, though, we have A COLDER WAR, one of the best books of 2014 thus far.