Back channel: a novel

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"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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162923897
9781629238975
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full_title back channel
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display_description "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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physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (17hr., 33 min.)) : digital., 455 pages ; 25 cm
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publishDate 2014
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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction, College students -- Fiction, Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Fiction, FICTION / African American / Mystery & Detective, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage, Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Fiction, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971 -- Fiction, Spy stories, Suspense fiction
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Back channel a novel
title_display Back channel
title_full Back channel / Stephen L. Carter, Back channel : a novel [electronic resource] / Stephen L. Carter
title_short Back channel
title_sort back channel
title_sub a novel
topic African American women Fiction, College students Fiction, Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 Fiction, FICTION / African American / Mystery & Detective, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage, Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Fiction, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971 Fiction
topic_facet African American women, College students, Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, Kennedy, John F, Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich