Reagan's War by Peter Schweizer
The Epic Story of his Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



Reagan’s War is the story of Ronald Reagan’s personal and political journey as an anti-communist, from his early days as an actor to his years in the White House. Challenging popular misconceptions of Reagan as an empty suit who played only a passive role in the demise of the Soviet Union, Peter Schweizer details Reagan’s decades-long battle against communism.

Bringing to light previously secret information obtained from archives in the United States, Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Russia—including Reagan’s KGB file—Schweizer offers a compelling case that Reagan personally mapped out and directed his war against communism, often disagreeing with experts and advisers. An essential book for understanding the Cold War, Reagan’s War should be read by open-minded readers across the political spectrum.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Peter Schweizer

See more books from this Author
PETER SCHWEIZER is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and he is the founder and director of the Government Accountability Institute. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek/Daily Beast, and elsewhere. His books include Throw Them All Out, which exposed congressional insider stock trading and led to the passage of the STOCK Act.
Published October 21, 2003 by Anchor. 372 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Reagan's War

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Schweizer begins with Reagan’s fierce firefights with Hollywood Commies (though he opposed blacklists, of course), continues with his uneasy relationship with Nixon, and describes how the future president subtly attacked pinkos on General Electric Theater.

| Read Full Review of Reagan's War: The Epic Story ...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In a convincing, startling expose that reads like a spy thriller, Schweizer ( Friendly Spies ) draws on interviews with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz, KGB generals, Politburo members, Reagan advisers and others to show how the Reagan administration used covert operations, hidden diplomacy, mil...

| Read Full Review of Reagan's War: The Epic Story ...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Using Reagan's own files and papers, and other newly released material, Schweizer demonstrates Reagan's development as a critic and determined opponent of communism and of the Stalinist Soviet Union.

| Read Full Review of Reagan's War: The Epic Story ...

Book Reporter

REAGAN'S WAR begins with a terse retelling of the "Battle of Hollywood," a violent 1946 strike by a Communist-controlled labor union against the Warner Brothers studio.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Reagan's War: The Epic Story ...


Bannon (with Julia Jones) has adapted Peter Schweizer's defense of Reagan, "Reagan's War," to make pic an illustrated companion to the tome, including Schweizer as an onscreen participant.

Oct 07 2004 | Read Full Review of Reagan's War: The Epic Story ...

Reader Rating for Reagan's War

An aggregated and normalized score based on 72 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review