Cardboard Castle?: An Inside History Of The Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991 by Vojtech Mastny
English | June 30, 2005 | ISBN: 9637326081 | 726 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
A Cardboard Castle? is the first book to document, analyze, and interpret the history of the Warsaw Pact based on the archives of the alliance itself. As suggested by the title, the Soviet bloc military machine that held the West in awe for most of the Cold War does not appear from the inside as formidable as outsiders often believed, nor were its strengths and weaknesses the same at different times in its surprisingly long history, extending for almost half a century.