Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible

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Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated, 2008 - Fiction - 324 pages
8 Reviews
Two dates burn fiercely in the memory of millions of Americans: 22 November 1963 and 11 September 2001. These two tragedies bracket Unafraid, a story grounded in a simple question: what if the fatal bullet fired on that sunny Dallas afternoon had veered three inches off target? Unafraid lays out a compelling answer, rich with the public adventures and private dramas of 20th Century icons -- J Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir, the Beatles -- played out on a transformed world stage. At the centre of this parallel history is a leader who blows the sides out of conventional politics with a simple belief: a primary reason that idealistic goals are impossible to achieve is that we needlessly decide that they are impossible to achieve. With a tiny imaginary spin of history's wheel, Unafraid opens the gates to an America of realistic hope and possibility.

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Review: Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible

User Review  - Susan Engelhardt - Goodreads

As a JFK "enthusiast" I truly enjoyed this alternate history book. Made me think about our country's history in the 1960s and all the what if's and what could of been's if the trip to Dallas would have had a different outcome. Good read for sure. Read full review

Review: Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I enjoyed the story - I had just finished "11/22/63" by Stephen King which is also an alternate story model to the same historic event. I can definitely see where JFK's assassination had a huge impact ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Jeff Golden's migration from the halls of Harvard to the backwoods of Oregon was chronicled in the book Watermelon Summer. He has built homes, farmed, logged, guided river adventures and served as a County Commissioner, mediator, columnist and public broadcasting producer and talk show host.Other books include As If We Were Grownups and Forest Blood.

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