Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995 - Physicists - 295 pages
In 1987, when the Cold War was still being waged, two people whose lives and work seemed to express the very issues that kept the superpowers apart met and fell in love. Susan Eisenhower was the granddaughter of a Cold War American President; Roald Sagdeev was head of the Soviet space program, adviser on arms control to Gorbachev, and Hero of Socialist Labor. Here is the author's extraordinary account of how their mutual trust blossomed into love as the Cold War drew to an end and as the Soviet Union trembled on the brink of collapse. This real-life story is a major document about high-level American and Soviet politics, written by a woman well placed to understand both. And it is also a heart-stopping memoir about two brave, resourceful people who cared desperately about making a future together.

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