Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “On the Brink: The Dramatic Behind the Scenes Saga of the Reagan Era and the Men and Women Who Won the Cold War” as Want to Read:
On the Brink: The Dramatic Behind the Scenes Saga of the Reagan Era and the Men and Women Who Won the Cold War
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

On the Brink: The Dramatic Behind the Scenes Saga of the Reagan Era and the Men and Women Who Won the Cold War

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
On the Brink is a gripping narrative of the Cold War, told through the stories of three men and one woman who changed history during one of the world's most decisive and divisive decades. In an extraordinary journey inside the Reagan era, rich in personal drama, Washington infighting, and international intrigue, Jay Winik not only captures the historic issues but takes us ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published April 10th 1996 by Simon & Schuster
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about On the Brink, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about On the Brink

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Todd Stockslager
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Review title: Winning the unwinnable
As journalism becomes history, the events of the 1980's when Soviet Russia collapsed and the symbolic Iron Curtain (the very real Berlin Wall) was torn open, are both easily forgotten and more easily viewed from the perspective of distance. And from this distance, Ronald Reagan accomplished two amazing feats--he won the Cold War, and he made it possible to even think of winning such an unwinnable struggle. While the ridicule, disdain, distaste, and outright ha
...more
Chris Hudson
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book and interesting look at the Reagan Democrats such as Jeane Kirkpatrick. Besides Reagan and Gorbachev I enjoyed reading about Richard Perle, Max Kampelman, Elliott Abrams, Les Aspin and others.
Steven
rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2013
bob kerber
rated it it was ok
Dec 21, 2016
Russell
rated it it was amazing
Jun 12, 2013
Chris Carson
rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2016
Johanaaaaaaaaaaaaa
rated it it was ok
May 11, 2016
John Benzing
rated it it was amazing
Jun 14, 2014
Joshua Rief
rated it it was amazing
Jul 22, 2012
Tristan
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2011
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
31145
A New York Times best-selling author and American historian. He had a brief career in the U.S. government's foreign policy, involving civil wars around the globe, from the former Yugoslavia to El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cambodia, including helping to create the United Nations plan to end Cambodia's civil war. In 1991, he took up writing history full-time.
More about Jay Winik...