Battlegrounds is a riveting history of the Cold War, told through the firsthand experiences of the men and women who fought in it. H. R. McMaster, acclaimed author of Dereliction of Duty, draws on his own experience as a tank commander in Vietnam to give readers an unvarnished look at the strategies and tactics that were employed by both sides-and at their often tragic consequences. This is a compelling chronicle of military strategy and individual heroism that underscores how close we came to nuclear Armageddon.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in history and want to know more about the Cold War.
- Battlegrounds provides a detailed, firsthand account of the Cold War
- The book is written by acclaimed author H. R. McMaster
- Battlegrounds underscores how close we came to nuclear Armageddon
- It is a dense read and may be difficult for some readers to follow
- It does not have any images or maps which might make it harder to visualize the events taking place
- The author’s experience in Vietnam lends a personal perspective that some readers may find interesting
Learn more about the author
H. R. McMaster is a lieutenant general in the United States Army and the director of the army Capabilities Integration Center. He was awarded a Silver Star for his actions during the Gulf War in 1991, where he led an armored cavalry charge across enemy lines to seize two strategic cities. He is also the author of Dereliction of Duty, which won acclaim from former president Bill Clinton and many other senior government officials.
“A strikingly fresh and compelling account of the Cold War….McMaster has a rare ability to make complex historical events come alive.”
“McMaster has written a work that ismagisterial in its sweep and lucid in its detail. He brings the participant’s voices thrillingly to life, makingBattlegrounds an instant classic of Cold War history.”
“Battlegrounds is a brilliant and epic account of the Cold War. McMaster has stunningly captured the courage, sacrifice, and determination of those who fought in it. This book is must reading for anyone interested in understanding one of the most important confrontations in history.”
“A tour de force. McMaster has crafted a gripping and exhaustive history of the Cold War that is unmatched in its insight and analysis.”