Reading Material About The End of The Cold War?Watch this thread
As such, can anyone recommend any books or other materials that I could use? I can definitely make do with what I have, and have a look in my local library (though I doubt it'd be much better; it's not massive), but I'd definitely be grateful for recommendations. My teacher really bigged up this topic and said it would be an interesting thing to explore, but right now I don't feel like I'm making much headway.
In terms of extended reading, Victor Sebestyen's 'Revolution 1989 The fall of the Soviet Empire' offers insight into factors that had been latent for decades. Moreover, he visited the Soviet Union during 1989 presented surreal detail.
Not sure if you're asking for schools of thought or detail to reference or develop your own understanding.