Three Days In Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
by Bret Baier
- Russian History, The 20th Century – The Present, American Presidents, For Him
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Checkmate in Moscow
On May 31, 1988, Ronald Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable speech that lit a path for the Soviet people—toward freedom, human rights, and a brighter future. The importance of the speech was overlooked at the time, but the new world he spoke of was fast approaching. The following year, the Berlin Wall fell, paving the way for the disintegration of the Soviet Union just two years later.
Three Days in Moscow recounts the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union, and Reagan’s central role in bringing about a peaceful end to the Cold War. It is a landmark chronicle of one of the defining historical moments of the past half century.
“Bret Baier’s Three Days in Moscow is a riveting recounting of Ronald Reagan’s gallant Cold War diplomacy during his 1988 historic visit to the Soviet Union. Every page sparkles. Baier has a great gift for writing fine narrative history anchored around impressive academic research. This is one of the best and most essential books ever written about Reagan, the man Margaret Thatcher said won the Cold War without firing a single shot.”— Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and editor of The Reagan Diaries
“Bret Baier is not only among the most reliably honest and professional journalists in America, he is a brilliant historian and author. Three Days in Moscow is a comprehensive and wonderfully written exposition of Ronald Reagan's life-long mission to spread liberty and end the Soviet Union. Through his original research and essential interviews, Bret walks the reader through much of Reagan's life. But it is Reagan's final summit in Moscow to which Bret rightly draws our attention, for this is where Reagan delivered his historic and electrifying speech to the students of Moscow State University and drove the final nail in the coffin of the Soviet empire, thereby ending the Cold War. Reagan's lessons must not be lost on present-day America, and thanks to Bret's marvelous book, they won't be.”—Mark R. Levin, #1 The New York Times bestselling author
"Drawing on newly opened archives and his own revealing interviews with key figures of the time, Bret Baier deserves credit for this fascinating, thoughtful and highly readable account of Ronald Reagan’s towering contribution to his country—ending the Cold War without the firing of a shot, on terms that Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower could only have dreamt of. Three Days in Moscow should be read by everyone not old enough to have personally witnessed how this president, step by step, in public and in secret, closed down a half-century of dangerous confrontation—and by those whose memories of that crucial story are imperishable."—Michael Beschloss, bestselling author of Presidential Courage
“Bret Baier gives us a clear and lively picture of Ronald Reagan, the man and the president. Read Three Days in Moscow, enjoy, and learn why the Gipper was such a great leader.”—George P. Shultz, U.S. Secretary of State, 1982-1989
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|Release Date:||May 15, 2018|