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Adult Book Lists: The Cold War: Fact and Fiction

[Printable book list]


David Hoffman / 327.12092 HOFFMAN
The Billion Dollar Spy: a True Story of Cold War Espionage an Betrayal
(Also available in large print and ebook)

Nina Willner / 929.20943 WILLNER
Forty Autumns: a Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
(Also available in ebook)

Nigel Cliff / 786.2092 CLIFF
Moscow Nights: the Van Cliburn Story - How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Paddy Hayes / 327.12410092 HAYES
Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master

Robert Service / 909.828 SERVICE
The End of the Cold War 1985-1991

Fernando Morais / 327.7291 MORAIS
The Last Soldiers of the Cold War: the Story of the Cuban Five

Serhii Plokhy / 327.1247043 PLOKHY
The Man With a Poison Gun: a Cold War Spy Story

Kati Marton / 327.12092 MARTON
The True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Greg Mitchell / 943.1550875 MITCHELL
The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Fiction and Mystery

Graeme Shimmin / FIC SHIMMIN
A Kill in the Morning

Paul Vidich / FIC VIDICH
An Honorable Man

J. Sydney Jones / MYS JONES
Basic Law: a Mystery of Cold War Europe

Max Allen Collins / MYS COLLINS
Better Dead

Mike Jenne / SF JENNE
Blue Gemini

Harry Turtledove / SF TURTLEDO
Bombs Away: the Hot War

Alistair MacLean / FIC MACLEAN

W. E. B. Griffin / FIC GRIFFIN
Clandestine Operations Series
Top Secret
(Also available in large print and audiobook)
The Assassination Option
(Also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)
Curtain of Death
(Also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)

Helen Dunmore / FIC DUNMORE

Harry Turtledove / FIC TURTLEDO

Jillian Cantor / FIC CANTOR
The Hours Count
(Also available in and ebook)

Jeffrey Deaver, ed. / FIC ICE
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

Joseph Kanon / FIC KANTON
Leaving Berlin
(Also available in large print and ebook)

Steve Anderson / FIC ANDERSON
Lost Kin

James Naughtie / FIC NAUGHTIE
The Madness of July

Peter Warner / FIC WARNER
The Mole: the Cold War Memoir of Winston Bates

Charles McCarry / FIC MCCARRY
The Mulberry Bush
(Also available in large print and audiobook)

David C. Taylor / MYS TAYLOR
Night Life

Martin Cruz Smith / FIC SMITH
Tatiana: an Arkady Renko Novel
(Also available in large print and audiobook)

John Lawton / MYS LAWTON
Then We Take Berlin
(Also available in and large print)

Simon Mawer / FIC MAWER
(Also available in and ebook)

Anthony Horowitz / FIC HOROWITZ
Trigger Mortis: a James Bond Novel
(Also available in large print, audiobook, and ebook)

John Le Carr´e; / FIC LECARRE
The Looking Glass War
(Also available in and audiobook)

John Lawton / FIC LAWTON
The Unfortunate Englishman

Ellen Feldman / FIC FELDMAN
The Unwitting

Elliott Holt / FIC HOLT
You Are One of Them

Edward Wilson / FIC WILSON
The Whitehall Mandarin


The Bedford Incident
Nerve-racking suspense surrounds The Bedford inci-dent, the tale of a U.S. naval vessel on a routine NATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine.

Bridge of Spies
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Killing Kennedy
As global Cold War tensions mount and organized crime escalates in the U.S., a young, ambitious man from a wealthy family rises to become the leader of the free world. At the same time, a former dedicated Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of U.S. history will forever change.

Pawn Sacrifice
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

At the height of the cold war, the world holds its breath when a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific. On board the vessel, the battle-tested captain and a rogue KGB agent are waging a life-and-death game of cat and mouse. With enemy forces closing in and time running out, the captain fights to keep control with nuclear armageddon hanging in the balance.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent who is work-ing as a defected spy trying to get inside information realizes that he is just as expendable as his fellow agent.

Television Series

Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
Agatha Christie's charming crime-solvers Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are an ordinary married couple living in 1950s Britain at the start of the Cold War. Sometimes bickering but always sweet on each other, they find themselves knee-deep in danger when they stumble into spy craft and end up being rather good at it.

The Americans: Seasons 1-3
Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington D.C. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. As the Cold War escalates, Philip and Elizabeth must take extreme measures to continue their mission to keep their true identities hidden. But when an FBI agent movies in across the street, they become ensnared in a pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse.

Scarecrow and Mrs. King: Seasons 1-4
Single mom Amanda King leads a quiet suburban life in Washington, D.C., until the day a dashing stranger shoves a package in her hands with instructions to give it to the man in the red hat. In no time, Amanda is dodging bullets, foiling assassination plots, and find-ing herself drawn to the dashing stranger, agent Lee Stetson, aka Scarecrow.

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