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... quest to end nuclear war forever is not a bad book in theory
on March 20, 2015
Martin & Annelise Anderson's book regarding Ronald Reagan's quest to end nuclear war forever is not a bad book in theory. The book itself is well intentioned & the excerpts from Reagan's personal diary & speeches aren't a bad thing although at times they get in the way of the importance of the history behind what Reagan did in ending the Cold War through 4 different Soviet premiers. Where the book goes astray is in formatting & typeface. All the excepts from Reagan are in gray boxes while the excerpts from Gorbachev are in a smaller font & typeface. We've also got smatterings of images from his library, journal & official White House documents that are so badly interspersed that they interfere with the story itself. Overall this remains a well intentioned primer for anyone interested in the ending of the Cold War during the Reagan years, but for the serious historian or anyone who lived through it with a basic knowledge of the time period skip this book at all costs.