Tales from the Cold War Book Launch Information

Tales from the Cold War is out now. Here’s everything you need to know about this AUSA Book Program title.

Tales from the Cold War: The U.S. Army in West Germany, 1960–1975

Michael D. Mahler

Tales from the Cold War is one man’s memoir about his service time in Germany during the Cold War. Colonel Michael D. Mahler (Ret.) first went to Germany in 1960. At the end of his service, he spent over a decade in Germany, raised his family there, and commanded the 3rd Armored Division’s cavalry squadron at Büdingen. In his memoir, Mahler reflects on the lessons from the senior leaders of World War II, the building of the Berlin Wall, and the unique challenges that come with command.

Tales from the Cold War is an official AUSA Book Program title.

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Michael D. Mahler graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1958. He spent the next several years commanding small armored cavalry and tank units in the United States and Germany before assignment to the English Department at the U.S. Military Academy. Mahler served in Vietnam, commanded an armored cavalry squadron on the interzonal border between East and West Germany, and was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Administration for the 21-state First Army area in the Eastern United States. He retired from the Army in 1982 as a colonel. Mahler now lives in Montana and is the author of Ringed in Steel: Armored Cavalry, Vietnam 1967-68.

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