The Cold War Uncovered

David E Hoffman’s book “The Dead Hand” is a thought provoking read and a gripping chronicle of what really went on in the Cold War era. The compelling narrative history draws on news archives, interviews, and classified Kremlin documents, capturing the inside story of the arms race in both the USA and the Soviet Union. The book moves back and forth from Reagan and Gorbachev to the unheralded scientists, diplomats and spies whose stories changed the course of history.

David E Hoffman (pictured on menu page) who has been a reporter at the Washington Post and was subsequently Moscow bureau chief, talks authoritatively here about a period of history dominated by a world in the grip of the superpower struggle. Length 25 mins.