A good contribution to Cold War scholarship. . . . Hanson provides a handbook of sorts for archaeologists unfamiliar with Cold War archaeology, but interested in it.
A welcome, and very readable, addition to the small number of national surveys of the physical legacy of the Cold War. . . . Challenges us to use archaeology to humanize the conflict and to dig deeper into the material aspects of nationalism, violence, secrecy, mendacity, imperialism, exclusion, racism, sexism, and xenophobia.
--European Journal of Archaeology