Soldiers of the Cold War by Stephen A. Corbett
Soldiers of the Cold War by Stephen A. Corbett explains the history of the Cold War and the stories of the soldiers that fought in this silent war. Many Americans do not understand the intricacies and the facts of what truly happened during that time. It was not really talked about. And just because it ended for us does not mean it ended for everybody else too. The book begins with him on a train from Yugoslavia to Italy to escape and fight the communist government. He has left everything he has known in Bulgaria in hopes that maybe he can make a difference in this world he has grown to hate.
Stephen A. Corbett has written about his experiences growing up in a world filled with total control and hate in vivid detail. He explains what it was really like for the people stuck in the middle of the Cold War. The Cold War that Americans experienced was very different than the Cold war that many Eastern European countries experienced. It was more brutal and miserable for them than it was for us. It also lasted longer. I learned more about the Cold War in this book than I ever did in school. I also got to see it in a different light. I was able to see it from the other side; see it from the point of view of the people who lived it. There are parts that can be difficult to read, but overall if you can get through those parts I think you will enjoy this book, especially if you are a history buff.
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