Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

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Sometimes the enjoyment of history books depends on what side of the political aisle you fall on and how you view certain presidents and cable news anchor hosts. If you are a Republican who watches Fox News, you will like this book, as it venerates your hero Ronald Reagan. If you are a Democrat, you will find this book oddly disjointed, a bit too worshipful, and frankly a bit overdramatic. Bret Baier, a host on the Fox News Channel has written a biography, for lack of a better term, of President Ronald Reagan. While the title makes it sound like the book is going to describe what led to President Reagan speaking in Moscow, in reality, it reads more like a worshipful biography. Here, everything in Reagan’s life has led to this moment, even the setbacks.

While I do not worship Reagan, or even think he was that great–beyond being a great speaker–this book could have used some clarity and focus. This reads more as a full biography of Reagan. It would have been much better if it focused on the historic trip that Reagan took to Moscow. It had potential, but it feels disjointed and unfocused.


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Author Bret Baier • Catherine Whitney
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2018-May-15
ISBN 9780062748362
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Issue July 2018
Category History
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