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

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Mann
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Genres: North America, Public Policy
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: March 2009
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Mann, James

Tom Benford is a freelance writer and the author of four Motorbooks titles, including Corvette Performance Projects 1968-1982 and Corvette: Five Decades of Sports Car Speed. An avid hot rodder and Corvette enthusiast, Benford resides in Brick, New Jersey, with his wife Liz.
James Mann is a UK-based automotive photographer for the editorial and advertising industries. His work appears among the pages of top magazines all over the world, and he has contributed to more than thirty books; this if his fifth on Corvettes. He is the author of the self-explanatory How to Photograph Cars, which wa