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10 thoughts on “The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War

  1. says:

    I was considering putting this book into my 'horror' list but it is no fiction no attempt to assuage real anxieties with fantasy This is the real thing and if I could give the book six stars I wouldPeter Hennessy h

  2. says:

    A really interesting topic and the author clearly knows what's he's writing about but it's a bit of a slog The writing style is often challengi

  3. says:

    Hennessy's book is a wealth of analysis of recently declassified documents that centre on the British government's plans for what would happen if World War III actually had come to pass during the Cold War This topic is always a tricky one for historians to tackle because too many viewings of Dr Strangelove tend to burn a misleading image in the mind the image of balding men in suits and cigar chomping generals

  4. says:

    The topic is very interesting but the book could've done a lot better

  5. says:

    Extraordinary book A look at the State and Government during the Nuclear Cold War Years A must read

  6. says:

    Push through the endless lists of Communist Sympathiser organisations in chapter 3 the rest of the book is a great read of Britain's war planning and disaster continuity

  7. says:

    A fascinating and thought provoking book but one that needed focus and structure Chapters 2 8 were absolutely gripping outlining how the British Government protected itself and planned for nuclear Armageddon but

  8. says:

    The Secret State details the UK's nuclear deterrent from the end of WWII through the Cold War with a brief excursus on how procedures stood at

  9. says:

    ChillingA great read Lots of detail Some of it perhaps a little too wonkish Still Hennessy is a clear eyed critic as well as historian The stuff on the nuclear threat was particularly fascinating

  10. says:

    For those who wondered just how close the Cold War world really got to a nuclear meltdown this is fascinating reading Hennessy weaves his work around the recently declassified papers from 1950s and 1960s Britain and shows

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The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War

Uments and interviews with key officials to reveal a chilling behind the scenes picture of the corridors of power when the world teetered on the brink of disaster Who would have gone underground with the Prime Minister in the event of an attack Where. Extraordinary book A look at the State and Government during the Nuclear Cold War Years A must read Mating Flight event of an attack Where. Extraordinary book A look at the State and Government during the Nuclear Cold War Years A must read

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As Cold War Britain came under the terrifying shadow of nuclear destruction secret government plans were underway to ensure the survival of a chosen few Peter Hennessy's sensational book draws on recently declassified intelligence and war planning doc. A really interesting topic and the author clearly knows what s he s writing about but it s a bit of a slog The writing style is often challenging to the point of obfuscating the point I think a lot of this is due to the subject matter for example when a new politician comes up in a story there might be a small paragraph giving full name job title history and relationship to the previously mentioned politician It s probably necessary but having so much information introduced mid story makes it difficult to follow what s being described As a result I don t think I d recommend this to anyone looking for a light or easy read

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Is their secret bunker Under what circumstances would we retaliate Where were the Soviets' UK targets thought to be Whose finger was and is on the button And what kind of world would have been left when the dust had settled and 'breakdown' had occurre. The Secret State details the UK s nuclear deterrent from the end of WWII through the Cold War with a brief excursus on how procedures stood at the time of Tony Blair An often chilling look at the historical realities and unrealities under which cabinet government operated in regard to the Cold War The UK s justification for acuiring and retaining the bomb the procedures used to activate the defenses at various points of the UK s history and details of declassified materials indicating the human toll that nuclear war would take on the UK and also the damage that the UK would be prepared to inflict

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War
  • Peter Hennessy
  • English
  • 14 August 2018
  • 9780141008356

About the Author: Peter Hennessy

Peter Hennessy is an English historian and academic specialising in the history of government Since 1992 he has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at ueen Mary University of LondonHe was born in Edmonton the youngest child of William G Hennessy by his marriage to Edith Wood Johnson HennessyHennessy attended the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and on Sundays he