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James Mann is the senior writer in residence at the CSIS International Security Program and the author of two critically acclaimed books: About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China from Nixon to Clinton and Beijing Jeep. Previously, he was a long-time correspondent with the Los Angeles Times, and his writing has also appeared in The New Republic and The Atlantic Monthly.
Reagan's role in bringing about the end of the Cold War, Mr. Mann does just that.
The fourth part of the book Mann tells how Reagan infuriated both Realists and Neoconservatives alike by signing the INF treaty with Gorbachev.
Overall, it is an interesting read and will have the reader wondering about the behind-the-scenes information of other political stories.
The author does buck the tide of anti-Reagan intellectualism but you can tell that it hurts every time he has to admit that Reagan was right. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Desmond
One of my definitions for a great history book is for its ability to cut through the mythology to get at the truth of the event or person being profiled. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C.P.M.
Oddly enough, James Mann's short bio on the opening page of The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan mentions that "his tennis remains mediocre. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Etienne ROLLAND-PIEGUE
In The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, James Mann goes to pains to argue that Ronald Reagan was essentially a liberal during the end of the Cold War and that, it is a good thing he... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard M. Lim
Mr. Mann delivers an interesting perspective on the mechanics of Ronald Reagan's Soviet foreign policy. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by J. Scott Shipman
James Mann's "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War" is an excellent history of Ronald Reagan's foreign policy vis-à-vis the Soviet Union, and... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by A. Courie
James Mann, who has already written several books on the political history of post-war American, provides another great one in this story of Ronald Reagan, the United States, and... Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by David W. Southworth
Mann is correct in giving Reagan credit for allowing Gorbachev a zone of comfort for his reforms, yet ignores the early 1980s. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by Doug Duncan
In the past, as a died blue in the wool liberal, I would have scoffed at the idea of Reagan as good president. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Holly L