The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan by James Mann
A History of the End of the Cold War

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A controversial look at Reagan's role in ending the Cold War- from the author of The New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans

In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his keen analytical eye on Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union, shedding new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. Drawing on recent interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the U.S.S.R. to a close. Ultimately, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan dispels the facile stereotypes surrounding America's fortieth president in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of an often misunderstood man.




 

About James Mann

See more books from this Author
JAMES MANN, a former Washington reporter, columnist, and foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, is author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of many books on global affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
 
Published January 9, 2009 by Penguin Books. 436 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Mann enlivens his account with telling anecdotes—Gorbachev’s impatience with Reagan’s incessant joking, Reagan’s erroneous suspicion that Gorbachev might secretly believe in God—and with a brilliant exposition of the tug of war within the administration over Reagan’s famous Berlin Wall speech.

Dec 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

The New York Times

See more reviews from this publication

James Mann offers answers to some persistent questions about Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev and the end of the cold war. William Kleinknecht attacks Reagan as an “enemy of the common people.”

May 03 2009 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

AV Club

See more reviews from this publication

An insightful analysis suggests that a former president accomplished more by calling for peace than following his hawkish party line.

Apr 23 2009 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

Los Angeles Times

See more reviews from this publication

Were Ronald Reagan's efforts to end the Cold War really the result of his handlers? Hardly, as Mann makes a persuasive case for Reagan's negotiation skills and plans in confronting the Soviet Union.

Mar 17 2009 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

The Washington Post

This book review incorrectly said that four Soviet leaders died in the four years before Mikhail Gorbachev took office in 1985.

Apr 26 2009 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

Bookmarks Magazine

Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative - a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close.

Mar 09 2009 | Read Full Review of The Rebellion of Ronald Reaga...

Reader Rating for The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan
83%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 27 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×