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Reagan at Reykjavik

Forty-eight Hours That Ended the Cold War
Adelman, Kenneth L. (Book - 2014)
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"A dramatic account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland--the turning point in the Cold War--by President Reagan's arms control director, a key player in that world-changing event. In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Planned as a short gathering to outline future talks, the meeting quickly turned to major international issues, including SDI ("Star Wars") and the possibility of eliminating all nuclear weapons. Both men were at the height of their powers, and they had a rare opportunity to move toward peace. The meeting laid the groundwork for the most sweeping arms accord in history, adopted the following year, and the end of the Soviet Union half a decade later. From his position as a participant and his skill as a historian, Adelman is able to reveal the motivations, relationships, and conversations that led to the breakthroughs. Scrupulously researched and based on now-declassified documents, Reagan at Reykjavik tells the gripping tale of that weekend, and provides an honest and up-close portrait of Reagan at one of his finest and most challenging moments"--From publisher description.
Authors: Adelman, Kenneth L.
Title: Reagan at Reykjavik
forty-eight hours that ended the Cold War
Publisher: New York :, Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: viii, 375 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Departures
Arrivals
Minds and moods going into Hofdi House
Saturday in Reykjavik
Sunday morning in Reykjavik
Sunday afternoon and evening in Reykjavik
Departures and immediate fallout
From the worst to the best of times
Reykjavik and the Soviet breakup
Reflections and conclusions on Reykjavik.
Summary: "A dramatic account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland--the turning point in the Cold War--by President Reagan's arms control director, a key player in that world-changing event. In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Planned as a short gathering to outline future talks, the meeting quickly turned to major international issues, including SDI ("Star Wars") and the possibility of eliminating all nuclear weapons. Both men were at the height of their powers, and they had a rare opportunity to move toward peace. The meeting laid the groundwork for the most sweeping arms accord in history, adopted the following year, and the end of the Soviet Union half a decade later. From his position as a participant and his skill as a historian, Adelman is able to reveal the motivations, relationships, and conversations that led to the breakthroughs. Scrupulously researched and based on now-declassified documents, Reagan at Reykjavik tells the gripping tale of that weekend, and provides an honest and up-close portrait of Reagan at one of his finest and most challenging moments"--From publisher description.
Local Note: 15 35 53 118 133 172 216 224 226
ISBN: 0062310194
9780062310194
Statement of Responsibility: Ken Adelman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: United States Foreign relations 1981-1989. Soviet Union Foreign relations United States. United States Foreign relations Soviet Union. Summit meetings Iceland Reykjavík. Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- Reagan, Ronald.
Topical Term: Summit meetings
LCCN: 2014427730
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