Three Days in Moscow by Bret Baier audiobook
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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

By  Bret Baier , with Catherine Whitney
Read by Bret Baier

HarperAudio

The Three Days Series

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780062955654

  • ISBN: 9780062955654

Runtime: 12.62 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

President Reagan's dramatic battle to win the Cold War is revealed as never before by the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier.

"An instant classic, if not the finest book to date on Ronald Reagan.” — Jay Winik

Moscow, 1988: 1,000 miles behind the Iron Curtain, Ronald Reagan stood for freedom and confronted the Soviet empire. 

In his acclaimed bestseller Three Days in January, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the dawn of the Cold War. Now in his highly anticipated new history, Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today.

On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable—yet now largely forgotten—speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. This fourth in a series of summits between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, was a dramatic coda to their tireless efforts to reduce the nuclear threat. More than that, Reagan viewed it as “a grand historical moment”: an opportunity to light a path for the Soviet people—toward freedom, human rights, and a future he told them they could embrace if they chose. It was the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil. Reagan had once called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” Now, saying that depiction was from “another time,” he beckoned the Soviets to join him in a new vision of the future. The importance of Reagan’s Moscow speech was largely overlooked at the time, but the new world he spoke of was fast approaching; the following year, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union began to disintegrate, leaving the United States the sole superpower on the world stage.

Today, the end of the Cold War is perhaps the defining historical moment of the past half century, and must be understood if we are to make sense of America’s current place in the world, amid the re-emergence of US-Russian tensions during Vladimir Putin’s tenure. Using Reagan’s three days in Moscow to tell the larger story of the president’s critical and often misunderstood role in orchestrating a successful, peaceful ending to the Cold War, Baier illuminates the character of one of our nation’s most venerated leaders—and reveals the unique qualities that allowed him to succeed in forming an alliance for peace with the Soviet Union, when his predecessors had fallen short.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Impeccably researched, the book is nothing short of extraordinary. What a triumph!” Jay Winik, New York Times bestselling author
“Forceful…It is curious how many Reaganesque themes find a contemporary echo…[and] it is worth recalling both Reagan’s celebration of freedom and his understanding of democracy.” Wall Street Journal
“Highly readable, perceptive and deeply researched.” Washington Times
“Vivid…Baier captures the essence of Ronald Reagan…Great history… A serious contribution to Reagan literature.” American Spectator

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Author Bio: Bret Baier

Author Bio: Bret Baier

Bret Baier is Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor and anchor of the evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier. Before assuming his role as anchor in 2009, Baier served as chief White House correspondent for Fox News and, prior to that, had been their national security correspondent. He and his wife live in Washington, DC, with their two sons.

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Author Bio: Catherine Whitney

Author Bio: Catherine Whitney

Catherine Whitney is a New York-based writer who has written or cowritten more than forty books on a wide range of topics. She is the author of The Calling: A Year in the Life of an Order of Nuns and the coauthor with nine female US senators of Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English