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The War in 2020

(1991)
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Peters's latest futuristic war novel (after Red Army, LJ 4/1/89) eerily has some of the same circumstances and certainly some similar "characters" as the war in the Persian Gulf, even though it is fiction. The war in this novel is being fought by an Islamic-Japanese axis, which has attacked a post-Gorbachev Soviet Union weakened by a devastating civil war. Enter the Americans on the side of the Soviets; enter, too, the larger-than-life heroic figure of Colonel George Taylor, who commands a computerized aerial strike force called the U.S. 7th Cavalry. It should be noted that by 2020 the "final" Mideast War has been fought and surviving Israelis have been resettled in "homelands located in the least promising area of the Far West." Peters, an Army intelligence officer, writes believably of high-tech warfare, but the fighters are real people. Recommended. Military Book Club main selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
- Chet Ha gan, Berks Cty. P.L. System, Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Thriller

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April 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The War in 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 0-413-45281-6 / 978-0-413-45281-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lime Tree
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: WAR IN 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 0-671-67670-9 / 978-0-671-67670-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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1991 : Hardback
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Title: The War in 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
Publisher: Pocket Books, nd (1991), c
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: War in 2020: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 1-4516-1308-3 / 978-1-4516-1308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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March 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The War in 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 0-7493-1017-0 / 978-0-7493-1017-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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January 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The War in 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 0-671-75172-7 / 978-0-671-75172-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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March 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: WAR IN 2020
Author(s): Ralph Peters
ISBN: 0-671-73607-8 / 978-0-671-73607-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audioworks
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