Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall! was the exclamation from Ronald Regan that was heard around the world. This volume takes readers to the excitement and turmoil of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Readers will explore its geopolitical ramifications, its representation of the struggle between Soviet communism and American capitalism, and the internal and external pressures that led to its dismantling. Essay sources include John F. Kennedy, Richard von Weizsaecker, Doris Bergen, Louis J. Halle, and Mikhail Gorbachev.