Historical Fiction Pays Tribute to Soldiers Who Brought About Fall of The Great Wall, End of Cold War

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Chuck Thompson pens intriguing new novel, ‘McCurry’s War.’

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I believe it provides a glimpse of how the corruption of America’s ideals during that period, in which Americans were first being told to love their country or leave it, provided the basis of the polarization we face in this country today

Intelligence gathered at a super-secret listening post in West Berlin in the 1960s played a key role in the ultimate demise of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. The soldiers who gathered the intelligence were among the best and brightest of those entering the service and were under the direction of the National Security Agency. “McCurry’s War” (published by iUniverse), the new historical fiction by Chuck Thompson, tells the story of how these soldiers operated – and coped – within the web of deception that was the hallmark of West Berlin at the time.

Protagonist Mike McCurry faces a dilemma that was all too common at this point in America’s history: risk being drafted and sent to an unpopular war, or join the Army and seek training that precluded fighting in that war.

Mike represents an important example of many of that era, who transitioned from a fairly innocent young man excited about the life that lay before him into a cynic who felt his home country had turned into a nightmare of ultra-right-wing demagoguery.

Thompson is confident that his book will resonate with modern readers. “I believe it provides a glimpse of how the corruption of America’s ideals during that period, in which Americans were first being told to love their country or leave it, provided the basis of the polarization we face in this country today,” the author asserts.

About the Author
Chuck Thompson served as a voice intercept operator with a top secret/crypto security clearance from 1967-1969 at a sensitive intelligence installation located in West Berlin. A former journalist, he is now a semi-retired marketing consultant. Thompson lives with his wife in Levittown, Pa. This is his first book.

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