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Author Service, Robert, 1947- author.

Title The end of the Cold War, 1985-1991 / Robert Service.

Publication Info. New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2015.


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xxii, 643 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-518) and index.
Contents Ronald Reagan -- Plans for Armageddon -- The Reaganauts -- The American challenge -- Symptoms recognized, cures rejected -- Cracks in the ice : Eastern Europe -- The Soviet quarantine -- NATO and its friends -- World communism and the peace movement -- In the Soviet waiting room -- Mikhail Gorbachev -- The Moscow reform team -- One foot on the accelerator -- To Geneva -- Presenting the Soviet package -- American rejection -- The stalled interaction -- The Strategic Defense Initiative -- The lost summer -- Summit in Reykjavik -- The month of muffled drums -- The Soviet package untied -- The big four -- Getting to know the enemy -- Sticking points -- Grinding out the treaty -- Calls to Western Europe -- Eastern Europe : perplexity and protest -- The leaving of Afghanistan -- Spokes in the wheel -- Reagan's window of departure -- The fifth man -- The other continent : Asia -- Epitaph for world communism -- Revolution in Eastern Europe -- The Malta Summit -- Redrawing the map of Europe -- The new Germany -- Baltic triangle -- The third man breaks loose -- A new world order? -- Endings -- Postscript.
Summary "A British historian and author investigates the final years of the Cold War from both sides of the Iron Curtain, discussing the relationship between Reagan and Gorbachev whose unprecedented, historic cooperation worked against the odds to end the arms race,"--NoveList.
Subject Cold War -- Diplomatic history.
World politics -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1985-1991.
Germany -- History -- Unification, 1990.
ISBN 9781610394994 (HC)
1610394992 (HC)
9781610395007 (EB)
161039500X (EB)

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