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Cold War books / movies

  1. Mar 3, 2012 #1
    I'd like some new material to devour, and I have an interest in this era for some reason, particularly the spy stuff (!) but also the space race, and other associated topics. I don't mind if it's fact or fiction really, it's not an academic pursuit. I'd quite like some books, so I can read them on the train, but I like movies too.

    What have I read/seen so far ...

    Pretty much all of the Tom Clancy books/movies (the Jack Ryan ones anyway)
    More than a few Alistair MacLean books
    Dr Strangelove
    Thirteen Days
    Goodnight And Good Luck (absolutely love this film)
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    The Right Stuff

    and next on my watch list is:

    The Good Shepherd
    The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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  3. Mar 4, 2012 #2
    A Dandy in Aspic. The movie, I never read the book.
  4. Mar 4, 2012 #3
    I think it's probably accurate to characterize all the original James Bond novels by Ian Flemming as "Cold War Literature".
  5. Mar 4, 2012 #4


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    Fail Safe.

    They made a 2000 TV movie starring Harvey Keitel (which I've seen). Prior to this, there was a 1964 big screen movie starring Henry Fonda (which I've not seen).
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