Michael A. Palmer The War That Never Was

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The War That Never Was

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AN EXCITING, FACT-BASED NOVEL OF WORLD WAR III BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION, IN THE TRADITION OF RED STORM RISING AND THE THIRD WORLD WAR. From one of America's prominent naval historians comes this suspenseful novel about the war that nobody wanted and everyone planned for-the Third World War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Set in the year 1999, The War That Never Was is an insightful, gripping, fast-paced account of what happens when top political and military advisers from the United States and the Soviet Union meet to launch the ultimate war game: World War III between the greatest superpowers on Earth.

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About the Author:

The War That Never Was is Michael Palmer's sixth book and second novel. His previous work, Guardians of the Gulf, was enthusiastically received by critics around the country. In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature for Stoddert's War, which was selected as Book of the Year by the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He presently teaches history at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

From Publishers Weekly:

In 1999, 10 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, retired Russian and American military and civilian leaders (including George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev) gather in Newport to play out the ultimate war game as it might have unfolded in 1989. This possible WW III was devised by former Russian intelligence officer Yuri Sinuskin and U.S. Navy captain John Griggs as a "fairly straightforward, if somewhat involved student project, that ultimately became a diplomatic extravaganza." The simulated war begins with a Soviet attack on the German border and escalates until most of today's non-nuclear military technologies worldwide are engaged. As a study of geopolitical and military strategy, the book offers stimulating material for scholars and interested military historians, but as a novel it is less successful--mostly a recitation of events with ever-shifting casts of men and machinery. Palmer, a naval historian and author of Guardians of the Gulf , clearly knows his stuff but he might have been better served by the medium of speculative nonfiction.
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