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One thousand miles behind the iron curtain, he stood for freedom

The number one best-selling author and award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier reveals as never before Reagan’s dramatic battle to win the Cold War.

In his acclaimed best seller Three Days in January, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the dawn of the Cold War. Now in his highly anticipated new history, Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today.

On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. This fourth in a series of summits between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, was a dramatic coda to their tireless efforts to reduce the nuclear threat. More than that, Reagan viewed it as “a grand historical moment”: an opportunity to light a path for the Soviet people - toward freedom, human rights, and a future he told them they could embrace if they chose. It was the first time an American president gave a speech about freedom and human rights on Russian soil. Reagan had once called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” Now, saying that depiction was from “another time”, he beckoned the Soviets to join him in a new vision of the future. The importance of Reagan’s Moscow speech was largely overlooked at the time, but the new world he spoke of was fast approaching; 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.

Today, the end of the Cold War is perhaps the defining historical moment of the past half century, and must be understood if we are to make sense of America’s current place in the world, amid the re-emergence of US-Russian tensions during Vladimir Putin’s tenure. Using Reagan’s three days in Moscow to tell the larger story of the president’s critical and often misunderstood role in orchestrating a successful, peaceful ending to the Cold War, Baier illuminates the character of one of our nation’s most venerated leaders - and reveals the unique qualities that allowed him to succeed in forming an alliance for peace with the Soviet Union, when his predecessors had fallen short.

©2018 Bret Baier (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Amazing!

The best book about Ronald Reagan the man that I’ve ever read/listen to. As you would expect Bret Bauer’s narration is flawless. I can’t wait to listen to it again!

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Excellent!

Five stars one of the best reads in years and very informative and interesting. Not a dull moment in this one.

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Incredible story and strong delivery

Very well done and informative. Really taught me a lot and made me think. A great leaders in a dangerous time, wisdom and strength was a blessing from God!

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breathtaking

what a magnificent book,. I recommend it to everyone's reading list. Kudos to you and your team.

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Bringing Down Communism

Another good look at how President Ronald Reagan brought communism to it's knees. A very interesting insight into how the president's speeches were prepared and how much time he spent battling his own staff.

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Terrific Book

Bret Baier is a gifted writer and an equally gifted narrator. The prize is at the end of book - listening to President Reagan speaking to the students at Moscow University! It brings back why President Reagan was so important to our country. Thanks, Bret, for including the speak as part of the audio.

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Evan Review

I look at Brett each night on his news report and he a good report. No I know he writes like he reports. If you like America History and want to understand what a great President Reagan was this book is for you. If you don't believe Reagan was great if you read the book you may change your mine.

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BRET BAIER -- THE BEST!

After reading "Three Days In January", I couldn't wait to get his latest. Bret Baier, in addition to being one of the last honest broadcast journalists, does a great job of recounting historic personalities and events. An absolute MUST READ.

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Another Instant Classic, should be required reading on Ronald Reagan & the 3 Days in Moscow

This Team are now the Standard in true story telling. Masterful, brilliantly researched Instant Classic

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Excellent Reagan History

An excellent recap of the life and legacy that is Ronald Reagan. I have read other books on Reagan that, obviously, recount most of the same events in the life, governorship and presidency of Reagan. This one brought in some history not covered in others. I liked that Bret Baier narrated his own book. He has the perfect voice for it.

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