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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Mann Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781400180622
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In his surprising new book, critically lauded author James Mann trains his keen analytical eye on Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union, shedding new light on the hidden aspects of American foreign policy. Drawing on recent interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America’s four-decade conflict with the U.S.S.R. to a close. Ultimately, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan dispels the facile stereotypes surrounding America’s fortieth president in favor of a levelheaded, cogent understanding of an often misunderstood man.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Were Ronald Reagan’s efforts to end the Cold War really the result of his handlers? Hardly, as Mann makes a persuasive case for Reagan’s negotiation skills and plans in confronting the Soviet Untion.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “All of those who have written about Reagan have found their subject elusive. How can the affable, anecdote-telling actor and the principled, thoughtful statesman be the same person? Mann…does a superb job of explaining how Reagan helped change the world.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “An extraordinary account of Ronald Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union that sheds considerable light on the end of the Cold War.”

    Foreign Affairs

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick Muldoon | 11/11/2012

    " Not bad... I thought it could have been organized a little bit differently... Some chapters was just repeats and I felt one or two could have been left out. Otherwise it was an interesting read. Never thought I would like it. First time for everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barron | 6/29/2012

    " So far, it's just fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Johnson | 5/23/2011

    " It was a good read, not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/4/2010

    " This really is a well-written book. Unfortunately, I had to return it to the library before I was able to finish it. I plan to either check it out again or buy it to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/24/2009

    " This really is a well-written book. Unfortunately, I had to return it to the library before I was able to finish it. I plan to either check it out again or buy it to finish it. "

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About the Author

James Mann, previously Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of Rise of the Vulcans, About Face, and Beijing Jeep.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.