Tear down this wall : a city, a president, and the speech that ended the Cold War / Romesh Ratnesar
- Ratnesar, Romesh
- New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
- 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
- Physical Description:
- 229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Better than a war -- The last best hope -- Ash heap of history -- Fireside talks -- The dinner party -- "A missed opportunity" -- The wall must go -- The sign of the cross -- Mikhail and Ron -- "That magic line" -- Appendix: Remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin.
- Drawing on interviews with Reagan administration officials, journalists, historians, and eyewitnesses, the author focuses on Ronald Reagan's June 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate and his historic challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
- 9781416556909 (hardcover), 1416556907 (hardcover), and 9781439170052
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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