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Book Review of Cold War (American Chronicles, Bk 7)

Cold War (American Chronicles, Bk 7)
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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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