A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, Book 1) by Daniel Abraham

By Daniel Abraham

The strong city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and tradition, a tremendous heart of trade and alternate. Its economic climate is determined by the facility of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat certain to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for all times. input the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire dedicated to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious military. Saraykeht, although, has continually been too powerful for the Galts to assault, yet now they see a chance. in the event that they can eliminate Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the whole urban will fall. With mystery forces contained in the urban, the Galts organize to enact their negative plan.
In the center is Otah, an easy laborer with a posh previous. Recruited to behave as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a mystery assembly, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah unearths himself because the sole desire of Saraykeht, both he stops the Galts, or the entire urban and everybody in it perishes endlessly.

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By the end of August, however, the White House had changed its mind and approved a briefing by Gates. Dulles had weighed in with the White House on at least two occasions, including once with Eisenhower personally, to urge that Gates brief Kennedy. " The White House was obviously uneasy that Kennedy would hear several versions of the story concerning Soviet strategic capabilities. Democrats on the Preparedness Committee, led by the uniquely well-informed Senator Stuart Symington, were attacking the White House with claims that the Soviets were outdistancing the United States.

Mr. "[32] In that debate and in the fourth and final encounter in New York on 21 October, Kennedy pursued the theme that the Soviets were surpassing the United States economically and militarily, a topic that headed the list of CIA intelligence production priorities. Perhaps the most crucial foreign policy issue raised in the 1960 debates, which derived directly from US intelligence analyses, was the alleged gap between US and Soviet intercontinental missile production. Kennedy charged that the Soviets had "made a breakthrough in missiles, and by '61-2-3 they will be outnumbering us in missiles.

The Medaris book had criticized the US government for its failure to replace the U-2 with a more sophisticated aircraft or an invulnerable satellite reconnaissance system. In a memorandum sent to Gen. " In fact, the first US satellite reconnaissance system was being used in an experimental way in the late summer of 1960; it was launched in August. Significant amounts of analytically useful imagery did not become available from the new system until December 1960, after the election. During the preelection period, Dulles was also in an awkward position owing to a minor dispute or misunderstanding between the White House and the Kennedy team about whether the Senator should receive a briefing from Secretary of Defense Thomas Gates.

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