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The shadow of war : a novel of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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First edition.

"From the bestselling author comes the story of rising conflict between the super-powers that gripped the world, a global war that almost happened: The Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1961, the new president John F. Kennedy, inherited an ill-conceived, poorly executed invasion of Cuba that failed miserably and set in motion the events that put the U.S. and the Soviet Union on a collision course that nearly started a war that would have enveloped much of the world. Extensively researched and vividly imagined, TheShadow of War brings to life the many threads that lead to the building crisis between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1962. Told from a multitude of perspectives and voices, from the Russian engineer attempting the near impossible task of building the missile launch facilities in Cuba, to the U.S. Navy commanders who ships are sent to "quarantine" Cuba, to the Soviet Premier, Nikita Khrushchev, desperately trying to maintain a challenging balancing act between the conflicting demands of various powerful forces, to the brothers Kennedy (Bobby and JFK) who can't allow Russia to land nuclear missiles in Cuba, or to appear weak in confronting Khrushchev, but keenly understand how close they are dancing to the edge of war. Shaara brings to life allthe action and actors, famous and little known, that embodied a war that almost happened, the Cuban Missile Crisis"--

Available copies

  • 15 of 20 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 20 total copies.
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31036151021877
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Croton Free Library FICTION/SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31006151965985
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31009155071511
Checked out
05/28/2024
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION SHAARA (Text)
New Book
31011151462785
Available
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Irvington Public Library FIC SHAARA, J (Text)
New Fiction
31012154630287
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John C. Hart Memorial Library SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31030300048378
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Katonah Village Library FICTION SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31013152043820
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION SHAARA (Text)
New Fiction
31017152039696
Available
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library FIC SHAARA (Text)
New Book
31024250862383
Checked out
05/30/2024
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC SHAARA (Text)
New Book
31024153503712
Available
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