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The Twilight Struggle: Tales of the Cold War

The Twilight Struggle: Tales of the Cold War

By William Attwood

Bessie/Harper & Row, 1987, 433 pp.

Here is an enthralling, beautifully written, humorous and humane account of the author's travels over the world as journalist and diplomat since World War II. The title is misleading, or perhaps tongue in cheek, for the book is more about foolishness on both sides of the cold war than struggle. The chapters on Mr. Attwood's encounter with Fidel Castro and his ambassadorships to Guinea and Kenya are especially interesting.