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a novel by Michael A. Palmer

ISBN  978-0-918339-79-9 |Trade Paper | 368 pages | $19.95

Here’s what the critics are saying:

. . . ingenious and a work of high imagination . . . a piece of historical writing based on a history that never happened . . . an intellectual exercise whose challenge and quality command respect.

General Sir John Hackett,
author of The Third World War

. . . brings modern naval operations to life in this chillingly plausible and totally credible account of global war at sea Palmer's exceptional knowledge of strategy and tactics makes this fast paced naval thriller an excellent companion to General Sir John Hackett's classic, The Third World War.

Larry Bond,
author of Red Phoenix and Cauldron

...As a study of geopolitical and military strategy, the book offers stimulating material for scholars and interested military historians. . . Palmer, a naval historian and author of Guardians of the Gulf, clearly knows his stuff. . .”

Publishers Weekly

The story, told by the fictional Russian naval officer Yuri Sinsukin, runs from beneath the frigid waters of the Norwegian Sea to the sunny shores of the southern Mediterranean, from the deep Pacific waters off the coast of Japan to the airfields around Cam Ranh Bay, and from isolated Diego Garcia to the edges of the Red Sea. It involves every class of ship, submarine, aircraft, and fighting unit from the navies, armies, and air forces of the world.

Palmer demonstrates tremendous vision as he creates global war in intimate and exciting detail. In addition, Palmer looks at the "war that was” -- the Cold War, and through the vehicle of the The War That Never Was provides a logical and comprehensive explanation for the seemingly sudden collapse of the Soviet Empire. With solid historical background and complete with maps, The War That Never Was presents a grim yet fascinating look at a future that never happened.

 About the author . . .

The War That Never Was is Michael Palmer's sixth book and second novel. His previous work, Guardians of the Gulf, was enthusiastically received by critics around the country. In 1988 he was awarded the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature for Stoddert's War, which was selected as "Book of the Year" by the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He presently teaches history at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.


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