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An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb by [David A.  Andelman, Mikhail Gorbachev, David A Andelman]

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An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb Kindle Edition

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A straightforward, no-frills account by a French journalist of the Reagan-Gorbachev negotiations that came achingly close to abolishing nuclear weapons.--William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of GORBACHEV: His Life and Times

Guillaume Serina's book seeks to build a bridge between yesterday and today. The detailed account of my meetings with President Ronald Reagan in Geneva and Reykjavik, pieced together from interviews with some of the key participants and observers, puts in perspective what we tried to accomplish in Iceland: ridding the world of all nuclear weapons.--Mikhail Gorbachev

I am grateful to Guillaume Serina and this book, which reveals how two of the most powerful leaders in the world tried--in the midst of the Cold War--to get rid of nuclear weapons. It's a fascinating book. One that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin should read and carefully consider.--Paul Quiles, Former French Defense Minister and President of the Nuclear Disarmament Initiative

Serina gets into the minds of the two presidents and their advisers, recounting with suspense the manner in which events unfold. The originality of this account of the Reagan-Gorbachev summit resides as much in the story of the events as the writings of Serina, who brilliantly recreates the warm breath of history.--Radio France International

Serina's research becomes particularly revelatory as he explains the immediate aftermath of the Reykjavik summit. A historical account that feels refreshing because of the author's neutral perspective as neither American nor Russian.-- (06/01/2019)

Tantalizing. Serina's account paints a vivid and valuable pictures of the two-day meeting in the Icelandic capital.-- (08/18/2019) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Guillaume Serina, a historian and graduate of the Sorbonne, is currently the outreach coordinator for the International School of Los Angeles. An experienced journalist, he has covered three U.S. presidential elections for several European media and has published five books in French, including the first French-language biography of Barack Obama. He lives in Los Angeles, California. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07KGLTQP3
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Books (2 July 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 19320 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
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3.0 out of 5 stars A French Slant on a Historic Meeting
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dream that nearly came true in Reykjavik
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