A 20-Minute War: A Cold War Novel

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iUniverse, 2010 - Fiction - 408 pages
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Joseph Novotny is proud of his Czech parentage. Following World War II, the Cold War continues as the communists and non-communists face off. Joseph enters the army right after college graduation. His regiment patrols the Czech border, and he reacts to the changing political environment. He discovers himself as he sees the devastation of war and what people will do to be free. And he ponders a nagging question. If the Russians attack, how well will he fight? Join him and his fellow cavalry troopers as they face the Russians and Czechs along the Iron Curtain in A 20-Minute War.
 

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Joseph Novotny moves with his mother and brother to Michigan to be near his grandparents when his father enters the service in 1943. His family is Czech, and his grandfather enjoys telling him about his homeland.After the war, America seemingly has returned to some state of normalcy when in June 1950 North Korea invades South Korea. The Cold War continues to be violent as the Soviets respond with force to demonstrations in Hungary. Joseph is in his senior year of college, and has decided to enter the army right after graduation.His regiment is sent to patrol the Czech border, and through his experiences he discovers who he is as a person. He sees the devastation of war, and what people will do to be free. He meets Anna Placekova, a Czech escapee who lives in a displaced persons camp, and imagines taking her back to the states when his tour is over.And he ponders a nagging question. If the Russians come across the border, how well will he fight?Join him and his fellow cavalry troopers as they face the Russians and Czechs along the Iron Curtain in A 20-Minute War.

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