A Letter from the Publisher: Dec. 2, 1985

When the superpower leaders sit down to talk and try to understand each other, it is a powerful moment. This week TIME features a unique and intimate view of the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. In a series of exclusive photographs by David Hume Kennerly, the reader goes behind closed doors to view not only the solemn scenes at Geneva but the lighter moments of intimacy and shared laughter. Shortly after the summit was announced in July, Photographer Kennerly proposed to the White House that he do an inside look at the historic meeting....

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