Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World

Cold War Conversations | 28 May 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Giles Milton about his book Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World. Describes the charismatic but flawed individuals who fought an intensely personal battle over the future of Germany, Europe and the entire free world. Details the desperate scramble to break the Soviet stranglehold of Berlin with the greatest aerial operation in history.

The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War

Cold War Conversations | 10 April 2020 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Archie Brown about his book The Human Factor, Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War. Argues that it was the personal relationships between Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher that brought about the end of the Cold War – not the economic and military outperformance of the USA.