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The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan - A History of the End of the Cold War

James Mann

Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, James Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative-a new history assessing what Ronald Reagan did and did not do to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close. As he did so masterfully in Rise of the Vulcans, Mann sheds new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. He reveals previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow; internal White House intrigues; and battles with leading figures such as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who repeatedly questioned Reagan's unfolding diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev. He details the background and fierce debate over Reagan's famous Berlin Wall speech and shows how it fit into Reagan's policies. Ultimately, Mann dispels the facile stereotypes of Reagan in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of a determined president and his strategy. This book finally answers the troubling questions about Reagan's actual role in the crumbling of Soviet power. Mann concludes that by recognizing the significance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped bring the Cold War to a close.

Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, James Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative-a new history assessing what Ronald Reagan did and did not do to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close. As he did so masterfully in Rise of the Vulcans, Mann sheds new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. He reveals previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow; internal White House intrigues; and battles with leading figures such as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who repeatedly questioned Reagan's unfolding diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev. He details the background and fierce debate over Reagan's famous Berlin Wall speech and shows how it fit into Reagan's policies. Ultimately, Mann dispels the facile stereotypes of Reagan in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of a determined president and his strategy. This book finally answers the troubling questions about Reagan's actual role in the crumbling of Soviet power. Mann concludes that by recognizing the significance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped bring the Cold War to a close.
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Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, James Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative-a new history assessing what Ronald Reagan did and did not do to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close. As he did so masterfully in Rise of the Vulcans, Mann sheds new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. He reveals previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow; internal White House intrigues; and battles with leading figures such as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who repeatedly questioned Reagan's unfolding diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev. He details the background and fierce debate over Reagan's famous Berlin Wall speech and shows how it fit into Reagan's policies. Ultimately, Mann dispels the facile stereotypes of Reagan in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of a determined president and his strategy. This book finally answers the troubling questions about Reagan's actual role in the crumbling of Soviet power. Mann concludes that by recognizing the significance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped bring the Cold War to a close.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

14h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

22:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:10


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

12:53


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:52


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:03


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

11:38


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

12:11


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

23:30


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

12:07


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

18:19


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

24:46


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

17:37


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:13


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

14:07


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

20:08


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

24:56


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

09:02


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

13:23


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

15:30


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

17:42


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

17:50


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

19:33


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

11:05


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

25:11


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

12:56


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

33:12


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

17:05


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

08:53


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

20:02


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

25:44


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

30:24


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

28:09


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

16:56


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

26:45


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

34:01


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

43:32


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

22:39


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

29:54


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

57:07


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

00:27