Cold War Novels and Films

Would you like to dig in a little deeper? Sure, you could jump onto the internet and head down a few wormholes but why not pickup a paperback (or put on a film), fix yourself a drink and settle in!

Giving a copy of 15 Minute Cold War as a gift? Try pairing it up with a novel from the list below or a bottle from the drinks list!

Both The Guardian and the Council of Foreign Relations have wonderful lists of their top 10 books about the Cold War with a short synopsis.

For ease I've added links to a selection of these books on the Australian owned bookseller Booktopia for purchase. Many of these books have been adapted into films so I've also added a FILM link for the current streaming options.

The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy / FILM (1990)

1984 - George Orwell / FILM (1984)

From Russia with Love - Ian Fleming / FILM (1963)

The Quiet American - Graham Greene / FILM (2002)

The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis

The Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons / FILM (2009)

When the Wind Blows - Raymond Briggs / FILM (1986)

The Secret State - Peter Hennessy

The Book of Daniel - E.L Doctorow

Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene / FILM (1960)

On The Beach - Nevil Shute / FILM (1959)

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy - John le Carre / FILM (2011)

FILM - Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick (1964)