The Shadow of War The Shadow of War

The Shadow of War

A Novel of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    • 4.3 • 36 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

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, The Shadow 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 all the action and actors, famous and little known, that embodied a war that almost happened, the Cuban Missile Crisis.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
May 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Montaqua ,

Excellent read

Loved the way it is written with the conversations back and forth between opposing sides. This made it easy to understand what was transpiring each day during this 2 week crisis.

More Books Like This

The Arsenal The Arsenal
2023
Hitler's Peace Hitler's Peace
2005
To Wake the Giant To Wake the Giant
2020
Beyond The Shield Beyond The Shield
2016
The Russian Woman The Russian Woman
2022
High Alert High Alert
2017

More Books by Jeff Shaara

A Blaze of Glory A Blaze of Glory
2012
The Final Storm The Final Storm
2011
Gods and Generals Gods and Generals
1996
The Rising Tide The Rising Tide
2006
To the Last Man To the Last Man
2004
A Chain of Thunder A Chain of Thunder
2013

Customers Also Bought

Iwo, 26 Charlie Iwo, 26 Charlie
2023
Trial by Fire Trial by Fire
2021
The Last Paladin The Last Paladin
2022
The Academy The Academy
2023
The Hooligans The Hooligans
2020
Vicksburg Vicksburg
2019