Victory

  • by Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by Ian Esmo
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Based on exclusive interviews with key participants, including Caspar Weinberger, George Schultz, John Poindexter, Robert McFarlane, and William Clark, Victory chronicles why and how Ronald Reagan helped to bring down the Soviet Union. In this explosive book, Peter Schweizer provides the riveting details of how the Reagan inner circle undermined the Soviet economy and its dwindling resource base and subverted the Kremlin's hold on its global empire. Using secret diplomacy, the administration dramatically reduced Soviet income while at the same time driving Moscow to expend an increasing amount of precious assets. On another level, there was an American initiative to provide covert aid to indigenous forces in Poland and Afghanistan to roll back Soviet power. Schweizer's compelling and convincing argument on the Reagan administration's calculated strategy is impossible to ignore.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] convincing, startling expose that reads like a spy thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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More about Bill Casey than Reagan

Good book. Describes the details of the economic warfare waged against the USSR. It is also interesting to see how we forged a much stronger relationship with Saudi Arabia (for better or for worse) to hasten the collapse of the USSR. Really this is more of a story about Bill Casey than Reagan, but no matter. The narrator isn't the best, but he's not the worst, and the author can be a bit repetetive.
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- E William J

Amazing "Victory"

Victory is an extraordinary story. It seems to be incredibly well researched and documented. It maintains a compelling narrative and it is very well read. It was a wonderful eye opener for a die hard liberal who hated Reagan.
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- Andy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.