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Cold War (American Chronicles, Bk 7)
Cold War - American Chronicles, Bk 7
Author: Robert Vaughan
The launch of Sputnik. Rock 'n' roll fever. The struggle for civil rights. — Robert Vaughan's seventh volume of the American Chronicles has America entering the fifties amidst the fright of a cold war with Russia and a fiery war in Korea. Prizewinning war correspondent Shaylin McKay and African-American war hero Travis Jackson have a ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553560770
ISBN-10: 0553560778
Publication Date: 12/1/1994
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Domain
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Cold War (American Chronicles, Bk 7) on + 141 more book reviews
This is an excellent series and all of the volumes are currently listed on paperbackswap.com This volume covers the l950's (my youth and early marriage years) and I loved it. All of the volumes in this series are currently listed and cover the periods from the dawn of the century to the end of the 20th century. This is not heavy history; it is a realistic retelling of historical events in the 50's and how everyday characters like ourselves are forced to deal with events which affect our daily lives. It is the beginning of our "un-declared" wars and the draft which affected so many of our spouses. "Rock & Roll" and our involvement in Viet-Nam. Also; Marilyn Monroe, John Kennedy, the space race, etc. and a character that reminds us of Elvis. The author nailed the l950 era. Read it; you'll like it.
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The story continues into the 1950s and opens with the death of Robert (Bob) Canfield, the last of the original members of the Quad Quad and one of the original characters in the story.

The US has entered the war in Korea. Travis Jackson is now a pilot fighting in Korea and his wife and young son are living the good life on base but soon find themselves back in the segregated south. Shaylin McKay has traveled to Korea as a reporter.

Demaris Hunter starts her own variety show on TV that is a huge success and leads to the discovery of a new country singer, Buck Campbell. Up-and-coming star Marcella Mills soon find herself with her own connection to Buck.

Loomis Bookers grandsons are leaders in desegregation. Artemis as a star in the NBA and Deon as a civil rights worker with Martin Luther King, Jr. Deon feels Artemis is giving in and not doing enough for Negro rights and Artemis feeling that he contributes in the way that he is best able to.

We also learn more about Bob Parker. He has joined the Army and is a helicopter pilot with dreams of becoming a writer. A hasty marriage ends his dreams of going to West Point.

The book is a good story but Im starting to feel like there are too many characters and with too many stories to follow to make me care as much about each story as I would like.


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