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Reagan at Reykjavik : forty-eight hours that ended the Cold War / Ken Adelman.

Author / Creator Adelman, Kenneth L., author.
Edition First edition.
Imprint New York : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Description viii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Reagan, Ronald.
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
Adelman, Kenneth L.
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
Reagan, Ronald.
Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (1987 December 8)
Summit meetings -- Iceland -- Reykjavík.
Diplomatic relations.
Nuclear arms control.
Strategic Defense Initiative.
Summit meetings.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.
Iceland -- Reykjavík.
Soviet Union.
United States.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780062310194
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-364) and index.
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.

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