The Last Superpower Summits: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush - Conversations That Ended The Cold War

November 29, 2016

This book by Thomas S. Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, and Svetlana Savranskaya, senior research fellow of the Archive, publishes for the first time in print every word the American and Soviet leaders – Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George H.W. Bush – said to each other in their superpower summits from 1985 to 1991. Obtained by the authors through the Freedom of Information Act in the US, from the Gorbachev Foundation and the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and from the personal donation of Anatoly Chernyaev, these previously top secret verbatim transcripts combine with key declassified preparatory and after-action documents from both sides to create a unique interactive documentary record of these historic highest-level talks – the conversations that ended the Cold War.

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