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One of the best books I have ever read.
on 20 February 2003
As my title says this is one of the best books I have ever read.
Gen. Hackett and his team create a very plausible scenario for a war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in the ealy 1980s.
While we are shown the grand strategy and background to the conflict, we are also put in the place of those in the front line, which is something I especialy liked.
While the conflict in Germany is central to the story, the peripheral conflicts in places like the Middle East and Africa are not neglected.
The documentary style (as if it was written just after the war) and the history book style references to extracts taken from other accounts of the war make this a very realistic read.
Anybody interested in alternative history/future history books should get a copy of this book. Moreover it is best enjoyed along with the sequel The Untold Story: The Third World War, by the same authors.