Sunday, April 20, 2014

Five notable books on The Cold War

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on The Cold War:
You Are One of Them
by Elliott Holt

During the peak of Cold War hysteria in the early 1980s, best friends Jenny and Sarah write covert letters to the Kremlin requesting a political truce. Jenny’s letter receives a reply, and she’s invited to visit the USSR -- without Sarah. A few years later, Sarah gets word that Jenny and her entire family died in a plane crash. But when Sarah receives a cryptic note from abroad that says Jenny may not be dead, she sets off for Russia to find her former best friend and the truth behind the enigmatic conflict of the century. A highly original debut from Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them takes a pivotal era of modern history and gives it an intimate and insightful edge.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see--Five best forgotten Cold War thrillers, Five best windows on the Cold War, Five best books about Cold War culture, and Five best Cold War classics.

--Marshal Zeringue