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Author Mann, Jim, 1946-

Title The rebellion of Ronald Reagan : a history of the end of the Cold War / James Mann.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, [2009]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  973.927 M315    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  973.927 MAN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  973.927 MAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  973.927 MAN    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  973.927 MANN    Check Shelf

Description xx, 396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-379) and index.
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 not-so-evil empire -- Bush v. Reagan -- The wall will stand for "100 years."
Summary 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.
Subject Reagan, Ronald -- Political and social views.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.
Cold War.
Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Influence.
Massie, Suzanne -- Influence.
Reagan, Ronald -- Oratory.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 9780670020546: $27.95
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