-Rush Limbaugh, syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author of
The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So
"Bruce Herschensohn's knowledge of the world and foreign policy is almost unmatched. His ability to take modern history and mobilize it into action through the written and spoken word makes anything he has to write worth reading."
-Sean Hannity, television talk show host and bestselling author of
Let Freedom Ring
"Now, in the great American tradition of stirring political novels such as Allen Drury's Advise and Consent, comes Bruce Herschensohn's Passport. There are no doubts he will stir readers as Drury and Fletcher Knebel did and, rest assured, Passport will be on my reading night table."
-Michael Reagan, host of The Michael Reagan Talk Show
"Bruce Herschensohn had a first person's view of many of the battles and events that took place during the Cold War and that led to our ultimate victory and so many peoples' freedom. This novel of that war is a pleasure to read and commend. Herschensohn has done a favor to history and fiction with Passport."
-William J. Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
"Bruce Herschensohn is an astute observer of our world scene today. More, he possesses that extra insight and sense that enables him to see and discerningly analyze the large picture now and in the future in a way that few individuals can."
-Steve Forbes, publisher, Forbes
An epic novel of the
Cold War in the bestselling tradition of Herman Wouk and James Clavell
Passport is a sweeping and dramatic novel of the lives of twelve people thrown together by chance in the exotic territory of British-ruled Hong Kong and of their fateful reunion during the Chinese takeover decades later. In the years between the time of their separation and the moment of their reunion, some cross paths, some achieve international recognition, some become notorious-and all are changed by the events that make up the Cold War. When they finally reunite, all they have gone through reflects a tumultuous time that changed everyone and everything, and established America as the sole superpower in the world. These people include:
Adam Orr, a man who worked at Cape Canaveral but had other and more covert interests during the Cold War, particularly in South Vietnam. Anne Whitney, a young woman who changed her outlook of men and women and romance, and changed her radical political beliefs in a metamorphosis that was total. Tso Wai-yee, a beautiful young Chinese woman in Hong Kong whose devotion to that British colony was greater than any personal love or affection. Moose Dunston, who was contracted by the Department of Defense, and uniquely became an appointee of both President Johnson and President Nixon. Jonas Valadovich, the young Air Force lieutenant who would make a career of military service, and face total frustration when he retired until he was rescued by President Reagan.
Passport is a window into a time that clarified and enhanced America's role in the world, and the lessons learned are still reverberating from the Middle East to North Korea.
BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN has been a television and radio political commentator for the last two decades. Herschensohn is also an Associate Fellow of the Nixon Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Individual Freedom.