War in 2020: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

War in 2020: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals

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by Ralph Peters, Paul McCarthy
     
 

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In Soviet Central Asia, 2020, a decaying Soviet Union is on the brink of disaster. Their only hope is America's Seventh Cavalry, who plunge into the horrors of war in the new millennium. "The military counterpart of Orwell's 1984. . . . is not for the fainthearted. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. HC: Pocket Books.

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In Soviet Central Asia, 2020, a decaying Soviet Union is on the brink of disaster. Their only hope is America's Seventh Cavalry, who plunge into the horrors of war in the new millennium. "The military counterpart of Orwell's 1984. . . . is not for the fainthearted. . . ."--New York Times Book Review. HC: Pocket Books.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
America's Seventh Cavalry, armed with a surprise electronic weapon, rushes to the aid of the Soviet Union, overrun by a Japanese-supported Islamic army. ``Although Peters risks offense with his portrayal of Muslims as bloodthirsty savages . . . his understated style effectively conveys the grim nature of soldiering in `twilight wars,' '' said PW. (Jan.)

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ISBN-13:
9780671751722
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 4.22(h) x 1.31(d)

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War in 2020 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DankTank More than 1 year ago
When I first heard of this book, I laughed at the concept: The US intervening to help a struggling Soviet Union from Japanese supported Islamic forces in 2020. However, when I saw that this was well recieved by critics and readers, I decided to give it a shot, and I'm very glad I did! The chracters are by far the best developed in any techno-thriller I've read, and while I wish there was a bit more descriptions of the weapons and technology, what is there is amazing, yet beleivable for a near future war. The combat and military tactics show great accuracy, thanks to Mr. Peters' military background, and while melodramatic at times, the dialogue is mostly realistic. The plot is engaging and the ending is surprisingly dark. The only major downside I found was the large number of unnecessary romance subplots.