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First posted to Moscow in 1961, career diplomat JACK F. MATLOCK, JR., was America’s man on the scene for most of the Cold War. A scholar of Russian history and culture, Matlock was President Reagan’s choice for the crucial post of ambassador to the Soviet Union. He is the author of Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador’s Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Matlock now divides his time between Princeton, New Jersey, and his wife’s farm in Booneville, Tennessee.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Reagan, Ronald, Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-Summit meetings Switzerland Geneva, Summit meetings Iceland Reykjav‚ik, United States Foreign relations Soviet Union, Soviet Union Foreign relations United States, United States Foreign relations 1981-1989