Date: 2017-05-21 05:17 pm (UTC)
wendelah1: Sally from Peanuts looking at a shelf of books (book geek)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
I read this book on summer vacation when I was a kid. My memory is that it was very suspenseful.

One of my parents probably still owns the paperback. Public libraries are another option. The LAPL has three copies, which means that anyone with a library card in California can request it.
Edited (spelling) Date: 2017-05-21 05:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-22 06:09 am (UTC)
austin_dern: Inspired by Krazy Kat, of kourse. (Default)
From: [personal profile] austin_dern
I've not read the book, but the movie is gripping. I remember particularly being haunted by the scene between Lyman and Scott asking, you know, if there were a successful change in the American government what reaction would the Soviets be rational to have?

Date: 2017-05-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
stoutfellow: Joker (Default)
From: [personal profile] stoutfellow
I remember enjoying this one, way back when, though most of the details escape me. (I do remember the bit near the end, when Scott is talking to Lyman's... chief of staff? The 'two men in a barrel' bit.)

I remember Knebel's Night of Camp David as also being pretty good. His later works, like the Marty Stu-infected Dark Horse, not so much.

Date: 2017-05-21 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
You should do Allen Drury's "Come Nineveh, Come Tyre". A Russian takeover of the US Government, and the _liberals_ are responsible!

Date: 2017-05-22 12:05 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I read that whole series as a teen. Drury also wrote a more explicitly SF book in that series about a race to Mars against the Russians (Throne of Saturn was the title).

Date: 2017-05-22 12:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Earlier discussion of Drury here http://james-davis-nicoll.dreamwidth.org/8382694.html

Date: 2017-05-22 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] martianmooncrab
I own that book , both paperback and bookclub editions.. and the movie wasnt that bad either

Date: 2017-05-22 06:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
What surprises me is that the book is out of print. What might be done to remedy that, and how quickly?

Date: 2017-05-23 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Judging from the description, the book seems to go out of its way to establish a balance between the two sides - no US president since WWII could have got a _total_ nuclear disarmament bill through Congress, let alone one without a ferociously thorough inspection regime. (In retrospect, satellite inspection made it a _lot_ easier to trust the Soviets).

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