On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan stood before a packed audience at Moscow State University. He delivered a speech that would go down in history, as it was the first time an American president had given an address about human rights on Russian soil. The importance of this speech was largely overlooked at the time, yet the following year, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union began to disintegrate, leaving the United States the sole superpower on the world stage.
Adapted for a younger audience, and including an 8-page insert of historical photographs, Three Days in Moscow reveals the president’s critical and often misunderstood role in orchestrating a successful, peaceful ending to the Cold War.
This page-turning, accessible account sheds light on America’s current place in the world while introducing young readers to one of America’s most remarkable leaders—and the unique qualities that allowed him to succeed with America’s most dangerous enemy, when his predecessors had fallen short.
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Catherine Whitney has written or collaborated on more than twenty-five books, including Framing a Life: A Family Memoir with Geraldine Ferraro and Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice with the late Judge Harold J. Rothwax.
Table of Contents
A Personal Message From Bret Baier xi
1 A Walk Among the People 1
2 Becoming Ronald Reagan 11
3 From Actor to Politician 22
4 The Greatest Stage 32
5 Setting the Course 45
6 The Power of Words 59
7 Ron and Mikhail 75
8 Learning to Work Together 91
9 Tear Down this Wall 100
10 Reagan's Personal Mission 112
11 Making the Case for Freedom 119
12 The Fall 139
13 The Soviet Union Collapses 157
14 Without Firing a Shot 164
Source Notes 179