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A New Oral History

By Bridget Kendall. Exploring the Cold War through the eyes of those who experienced its devastating effects firsthand, this meticulously researched oral history unearths the real tragedies of this tumultuous period. The stories draw on interviews with ordinary people who happened to be present at key events-some as spectators, some as actors, some as unwitting chroniclers. Accounts describe waiting for food drops during the Berlin Blockade, being a Japanese fisherman affected by H-bomb testing, fleeing with one's family during the Korean War, being a child of a victim of McCarthy's Red Scare, and more. The result is a kaleidoscope of wide-reaching reports, covering the full geographical and historical reach of the conflict, that are variously distressing and joyful but always intensely intimate. Grades 9 and up. Indexes. Bibliographies. Illustrated. BBC Books. 653 pages. ©2017.

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