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Reagans War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism by Peter Schweizer What America Is Missing TodayReagan’s War is the story of Ronald Reagan’s personal and politicaljourney as an anti-communist, from his early days as an actor to his yearsin the White House. Challenging popular misconceptions of Reagan as anempty suit who played only a passi ve role in the demise of the SovietUnion, Peter Schweizer details Reagan’s decades-long battle againstcommunism.Bringing to light previously secret information obtained from archives in theUnited States, Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Russia—includingReagan’s KGB file—Schweizer offers a compelling case that Reagan
personally mapped out and directed his war against communism, oftendisagreeing with experts and advisers. An essential book forunderstanding the Cold War, Reagan’s War should be read by open-minded readers across the political spectrum.Personal Review: Reagans War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism by PeterSchweizerAfter the March 1981 attempt on his life, Ronald Reagan came to believethat he had been spared so that he could be used to defeat SovietCommunism. In this outstanding book, Peter Schweizer looks at theGippers four-decade-long clash, beginning with his opposition toCommunists in Hollywood in the 1940s.Schweizer recalls Reagans anti-Communist activities in the 50s and early60s, as well as his support for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and his election asgovernor of California two years later.One can readily see why the electorate turned to Reagan in 1980 afterreading the books description of the gain in Soviet power in the 1970s.The Russians developed a powerful navy to challenge Americandomination of the wor lds oceans, and perhaps the most chilling passageof the entire book is the one describing the underground storehouses inEast Germany that contained street signs and new currency that theCommunists were going to use after their planned conquest of WesternEurope.However, the greatest president of the 20th century did not plan to allowthe Soviets to conquer Western Europe or anyplace else. Schweizerincludes the following quote, which as much as any other shows theindomitable will Reagan displayed toward communism:"I wanted to become president of the United States so I could sit down withBrezhnev. And I was going to let him pick out the size of the table, and Iwas going to listen to him tell me, the American president, what we weregoing to have to give up. And I was going to listed to him for maybe twentyminutes, and then I was going to get up from my side of the table, walkaround to the other side, and lean over and whisper in his ear, Nyet. Itsbeen a long time since theyve heard nyet from an American president."After Jimmy Carters disastrous four years in office, Reagan did get hisopportunity to be commander-in-chief, and Schweizer shows how Reaganimplemented his policies, talks about the Solidarity movement, discussesthe development of SDI, and recalls the dramatic summits with MikhailGorbachev. According to the author, at one of those summits, Reagan toldthe Soviet leader, "I do hope for the sake of our children that we can findsome way to avert this terrible, escalating ar ms race...because if we cant,America will not lose it, I assure you".
Schweizer closes by recalling the degree to which Reagan was willing tostand alone, if necessary, to defeat the Soviet Union and change worldhistory.This inspiring book would be enjoyed by anyone who wants to know thefull story of how America, under Ronald Reagans leadership, consignedthe Soviet Union to the ash heap of history. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Reagans War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism by Peter Schweizer 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!