[]
[]
This catalog allows you to contribute Reviews, Ratings, Lists, Tags, and organize your library items using Shelves. All of these features are visible to other users by default. Don't want to share? Make Lists private when you create or edit them, make Tags personal when adding them, set Shelf settings to private from 'My Settings' > 'Privacy'Your library borrowing activity - items you browse, check out, place on hold, return, etc. - remains confidential in accordance with the KCLS Privacy policy.
Learn more about adding ratings, comments and other content to the new catalog.

Back Channel

Carter, Stephen L., 1954- (Book - 2014 )
Back Channel
Print

Item Details

"An 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Carter, Stephen L., 1954-
Title: Back channel
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen L. Carter
Edition: First edition
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2014
Branch Call Number: FIC CARTER
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "An 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 Fiction African American women Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Spy stories
Topical Term: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
African American women
ISBN: 9780385349604
0385349602
LCCN: 2014019240
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at KCLS

  Loading...

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf
Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app04 Version tobio (tobio) Last updated 2014/09/22 11:30