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
Published: New York : Viking, 2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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."