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The Resource Back channel : a novel, Stephen L. Carter

Back channel : a novel, Stephen L. Carter

Label
Back channel : a novel
Title
Back channel
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Carter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln-a new novel of terrific suspense and surprise: a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction about a young black woman on whom the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends. October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen-a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she races from Ithaca to Bulgaria to Washington, D.C., drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire-figurative and literal-of infighting between governmental agencies, both American and Soviet; into the confidence and-unsettlingly-the affection of the president of the United States; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and, finally, into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy-of honor and bravery-she inherited from the father she never knew"--
Summary
"From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln-a new novel of terrific suspense and surprise: a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction about a young black woman on whom the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends. October 1962. In Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen-a nineteen-year-old Cornell sophomore-is swept up in a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that will make of her the "back channel" liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy. Events unfold too quickly for her even to ask "why me?" But the stunning answer is revealed bit by bit as she races from Ithaca to Bulgaria to Washington, D.C., drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire-figurative and literal-of infighting between governmental agencies, both American and Soviet; into the confidence and-unsettlingly-the affection of the president of the United States; into desperate negotiations to avoid nuclear war; and, finally, into the secrets of the extraordinary legacy-of honor and bravery-she inherited from the father she never knew"--
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10317373
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A78
LC item number
B33 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Back channel : a novel, Stephen L. Carter
Link
9780385349604.jpg
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5683509
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780385349604
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879983537
  • (OCoLC)879983537
Label
Back channel : a novel, Stephen L. Carter
Link
9780385349604.jpg
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5683509
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780385349604
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014019240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879983537
  • (OCoLC)879983537

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