Click here to watch Martin and Annelise Anderson coauthors of the New York Times bestsellers Reagan: In His Own Hand; Reagan: A Life in Letters; and Reagan’s Path to Victory, from the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California.
are Fellows at the Hoover Institution. Martin, an M.I.T. Ph.D., worked
in the Reagan White House as an economic policy adviser and, more
recently, sat on the Pentagon’s defense-policy board. Annelise, a
Columbia Ph.D., was a senior policy adviser to the Reagan presidential
campaign and was an associate director within Reagan’s Office of
Management and Budget, where she was responsible for the budgets of
five Cabinet departments and more than forty other agencies.
In the Anderson’s most recent book, Reagan’s Secret War,
they were granted unprecedented access to the Reagan Library's
innermost vault. They discovered irrefutable evidence that Reagan
intended to bring down the Soviet Union, that eliminating nuclear
weapons was his paramount objective, and that Reagan himself was the
principal architect of policies that ultimately brought the Soviets to
the negotiating table.