Armed Truce: The Beginning of the Cold War 1945-1946, by Hugh Thomas
More than four decades have passed since the end of World War II and the beginning of what we call the cold war that arose from it, yet the origins of the cold war and the responsibility for it remain the subject of serious controversy.
About the Author
Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale, is the author of Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy, On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace, and, most recently, The Peloponnesian War (2003), drawn from his earlier four-volume history of that conflict. Mr. Kagan served as dean of Yale College from 1989 to 1992.