I'm annoyed by the fact that the only review that shows up here is Publisher Weeklys, and that one uses the scarlet "H" (hagiography). Here are a few other reviews to read as well:
"Book by book, Paul Kengor's body of work becomes ever more impressive. The Crusader is a masterpiece, painstakingly researched, filled with new evidence no one has seen, including shockers from Soviet files, freedom-of-information requests, and heretofore unknown documents."
-MICHAEL NOVAK, author, Washington's God
"Combining the skills of the great story-telling with his commitment to scholarly detail, Paul Kengor has written an important book that also makes for a fascinating read. The Crusader will entertain, inform, and change minds."
-PETER SCHWEIZER, author, Reagan's War
"While many have tried, few have succeeded in telling such a complete and thorough history of my dad's greatest triumph: the downfall of the Soviet Union. A fascinating read-with all of the passion, intrigue, and fairness he would have wanted- The Crusader is unlike any other book about him."
"This book illuminates a side of Ronald Reagan evident only to those closest to him, including the deep influence of the man's faith in his attack on atheistic Soviet communism.... An important addition to our historical understanding."
-BILL CLARK, National Security Advisor 1982-1983
"The U.S. President really does see himself as . . . some kind of latter-day crusader."
-YURI KORCHAGIN, "UNRESTRAINED," IZVESTIA, JUNE 11, 1982
"[T]he 'crusade' declared by U.S. President Reagan is not just talk. It is an action program aimed at . . .'rolling back' communism. That is, a program of all-around struggle against world socialism."
-VADIM ZAGLADIN, "THE GREAT TRUTH OF OUR TIME," PRAVDA, JULY 28, 1983
"Join me in a new effort, a new crusade." -RONALD REAGAN, FEBRUARY 26, 1982
"Provides an authoritative insight into Reagan's campaign to destroy Soviet Communism. Though I served as Reagan's Soviet advisor in 1981 and 1982, there is information here of which I had been ignorant. Highly recommended as the story of one of the most dramatic episodes of modern history."
-RICHARD PIPES, professor of history, Emeritus, Harvard
"This book illuminates a side of Ronald Reagan evident only to those closest to him, including the deep influence of the man's faith in his attack on atheistic Soviet communism.. An important addition to our historical understanding."