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The Cold War's Last Battlefield: Reagan, the Soviets, and Central America (Global Academic Publishing Books) Paperback – July 2, 2013

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  • Series: Global Academic Publishing Books
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Global Academic Publishing (July 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438439482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438439488
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,759,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Academia is sometimes criticized for not including analyses that are sympathetic to conservative values and to Ronald Reagan in particular. This book is a clear refutation of that allegation, enriched by the author's personal experience in the Reagan administration. This thorough review remains timely, especially given how frequently Reagan is used both by supporters and detractors as a lodestar for what to pursue or avoid." ---- Lowell S. Gustafson, coeditor of National and Human Security Issues in Latin America: Democracies at Risk --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Central America was the final place where U.S. and Soviet proxy forces faced off against one another in armed conflict. In The Cold War's Last Battlefield, Edward A. Lynch blends his own first-hand experiences as a member of the Reagan Central America policy team with interviews of policy makers and exhaustive study of primary source materials, including once-secret government documents, in order to recount these largely forgotten events and how they fit within Reagan's broader foreign policy goals. Lynch's compelling narrative reveals a president who was willing to risk both influence and image to aggressively confront Soviet expansion in the region. He also demonstrates how the internal debates between competing sides of the Reagan administration were really an argument about the basic thrust of U.S. foreign policy, and that they anticipated, to a remarkable degree, policy discussions following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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