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Author Ratnesar, Romesh.

Title Tear down this wall : a city, a president, and the speech that ended the Cold War / Romesh Ratnesar.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  973.927 RAT    AVAILABLE
 Franklin Grove PL Stacks - FGLY-12  973.927 RAT    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-2  973.927 RA    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  973.927 RAT    AVAILABLE
Description 229 pages : [8] pages of plates ; 25 cm
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Contents Better than a war -- The last best hope -- Ash heap of history -- Fireside talks -- The dinner party -- "A missed opportunity" -- The wall must go -- The sign of the cross -- Mikhail and Ron -- "That magic line" -- Remarks on East-West relations at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin.
Summary Drawing on interviews with Reagan administration officials, journalists, historians, and eyewitnesses, the author focuses on Ronald Reagan's June 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate and his historic challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Subject Reagan, Ronald -- Oratory.
Reagan, Ronald -- Political and social views.
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Germany -- Berlin.
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989.
Cold War.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 9781416556909 hardcover
1416556907 hardcover
9781416556916 paperback
1416556915 paperback

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