In The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan, New York Times bestselling author James Mann directs his keen analysis to Ronald Reagan's role in ending the Cold War.
Drawing on new interviews and previously unavailable documents, Mann offers a fresh and compelling narrative -- a new history assessing what Reagan did, and did not do, to help bring America's four-decade conflict with the Soviet Union to a close.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
James Mann, author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, is the author of four books, Beijing Jeep, About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China from Nixon to Clinton, The Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet, and The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan.
He was previously the diplomatic correspondent and the foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times and served as the Beijing bureau chief from 1984 to 1987. He has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Washington Post. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lives in Maryland.