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  • By djtb1120
    May 19, 2011
    Wow...just finished this great read. Having grown up in the '70's and '80's at the tag end of the Cold War, and well remembering fears of the "Evil Empire", "The Day After" and the angst of nuclear war that lurked ever present in the background of my youth, I had some reluctance at the thought of reading about a nuclear World War III. Mr. Masters has devised a very believable scenario for a nuclear World War III fought in 1954. While no student of history, I could recognize enough of actual events in this novel that it comes alive and the subtle twists of events become very plausable. The first short section of the book is a little slow and heavy in a very Soviet sort of way. But that serves to set up the story, and can easily be forgiven as you are quickly drawn into this story and are finally picked up carried along at breakneck pace by the end. Written as a series of short episodes, this story whisks you on a roller coaster ride through points around the globe.... More > While many of the characters of the novel are real historical figures, the added characters and plot lines lend a real sense of reality to the insanity. The events unfold briskly and I found myself not wanting to believe their very believable feel. At times I finished reading an edisode and realized my heart was pounding. Later, I had to wipe tears from my eyes at seeing the nuclear destruction wrought on cities and their citizenry, and yet feeling uplifted by the humanity rising above the insanity. The final political revelations and the costs of human life feel like a right cross straight to the jaw. I highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for a great read. Congratulations on a fine work Mr. Masters.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780557708550
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Daniel A. Masters
Published
October 25, 2010
Language
English
Pages
432
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.57 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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