Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stephen L. Carter's six favorite books about the Cold War

Stephen L. Carter is a novelist and Yale law professor. His latest thriller is Back Channel.

One of Carter's six favorite books about the Cold War, as shared with The Week magazine:
Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer

This was the controversial first volume of a longer saga that Mailer did not live long enough to finish. It's told principally through the eyes of a disillusioned Central Intelligence Agency officer who's pondering the lifetime he spent battling Communism.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see--Five top books on The Cold War, 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