The rebellion of Ronald Reagan : a history of the end of the Cold War /

Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann finally answers the troubling questions about Reagan's actual role in the crumbling of Soviet power; and concludes that by recognizing the significance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped bring the Cold War to a close.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mann, Jim, 1946-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Viking, 2009.
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505 0 |a Two anti-communists -- Clandestine visit -- "It's time to stroke Ronnie" -- Two schools of thought -- Evil empire -- Nixon detects Gorbachev's "steel fist" -- Abolition -- Conservative uproar -- The conversation -- Reversal of roles -- Informal adviser -- A new friend -- Banned from the land of the firebird -- War scare -- Improbable emissary -- Hunger for religion -- An arrest and its consequences -- Keep her away -- Carlucci's notes -- Berlin -- The speech -- Twenty-fifth anniversary -- Day visit of a presidential candidate -- "He blew it" -- Anti-Soviet jokes -- The orator and his writers -- One night free in West Berlin -- Competing drafts -- Warsaw pact -- "I think we'll leave it in" -- Rock concert -- Venetian villa -- Brandenburg Gate -- Why not "Mr. Honecker"? -- On his own -- Summits -- "Quit pressing" -- An arms deal and its opponents -- Shultz's pitch -- The grand tour rejected -- Of Dan Quayle and Errol Flynn -- Gorbachev in Washington -- Making a treaty look easy -- The no-so-evil empire -- Bush v. Reagan -- The wall will stand for "100 years." 
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