An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb

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Price
$25.95
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781643130842

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About the Author

Guillaume Serina, a historian and graduate of the Sorbonne, is currently the outreach coordinator for the International School of Los Angeles. An experienced journalist, he has covered three U.S. presidential elections for several European media and has published five books in French, including the first French-language biography of Barack Obama. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Reviews

Guillaume Serina's book seeks to build a bridge between yesterday and today. The detailed account of my meetings with President Ronald Reagan in Geneva and Reykjavik, pieced together from interviews with some of the key participants and observers, puts in perspective what we tried to accomplish in Iceland: ridding the world of all nuclear weapons.--Mikhail Gorbachev
Serina's research becomes particularly revelatory as he explains the immediate aftermath of the Reykjavik summit. A historical account that feels refreshing because of the author's neutral perspective as neither American nor Russian.-- (06/01/2019)
A straightforward, no-frills account by a French journalist of the Reagan-Gorbachev negotiations that came achingly close to abolishing nuclear weapons.--William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of GORBACHEV: His Life and Times
Serina gets into the minds of the two presidents and their advisers, recounting with suspense the manner in which events unfold. The originality of this account of the Reagan-Gorbachev summit resides as much in the story of the events as the writings of Serina, who brilliantly recreates the warm breath of history.--Radio France International
Tantalizing. Serina's account paints a vivid and valuable pictures of the two-day meeting in the Icelandic capital.-- (08/18/2019)
I am grateful to Guillaume Serina and this book, which reveals how two of the most powerful leaders in the world tried--in the midst of the Cold War--to get rid of nuclear weapons. It's a fascinating book. One that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin should read and carefully consider.--Paul Quiles, Former French Defense Minister and President of the Nuclear Disarmament Initiative