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At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of…

At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War

by Michael R. Beschloss, Strobe Talbott

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316092819, Hardcover)

The widely hailed behind-the-scenes history of the Cold War endgame--a book that brilliantly brings to life the private conversations and secret understandings that changed history. "A highly fluent narrative with the heft and density of history and the emotional resonance of fiction."--New York Times.

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This book reveals a secret dimension of the most momentous event of our time: the end of the Cold War. It shows the vital transactions that George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev made and concealed from the world: Bush's pledge not to press Gorbachev for Baltic independence, the manipulations for German unification, how the Soviet Union joined the Gulf War Coalition, Bush's private warnings to Gorbachev that he was about to be overthrown, and the U.S. president's secret efforts to prevent the breakup of the Soviet Union and keep Gorbachev in power. Based on classified U.S. and Soviet documents, cables, telephone transcripts, and diplomatic records. This book also demonstrates how the two leaders came to believe that their most dangerous opponents were no longer each other but forces inside their own countries.… (more)

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