Bear Hug is an Intensely Thrilling Scenario of the Russian Army Threatening to Consume all of Europe in 1945

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Shake out of the Cold War Blues – Author J. Wes Watson’s vision is red–hot, his writing providing a sweeping novel of Post-War Europe threatened to be caught up in the arms of Mother Russia.

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On a most vital point in history, Joseph Stalin, master of Communist Russia, prepares his forces to take over the whole of Europe after the Potsdam conference when he found that those who have taken over the helm in America and Great Britain seemed to be pale echoes of their great predecessors Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. In Bear Hug–Buying Time, first time historical fictionist J. Wes Watson offers a wholly believable scenario of Europe caught up in the arms of the Russian bear.

At the end of WWII the two mightiest armies in history stood on opposite sides of the Elbe River in Germany, basking in their victory over Nazi Germany. But was that shooting war truly over? Joseph Stalin could not help but notice that by the time of their August, 1944, Conference in Potsdam, that both FDR and Churchill were no longer on the world stage, replaced by a “failed haberdasher,” Harry Truman, and a British Socialist, Clement Attlee.

With the Allied armies depleting their European forces for the coming invasion of Japan, Stalin embarks on an ambitious plan to continue to roll westward, and complete the submission of all of Europe before the Allies can react to stop him. And with a brilliant plan he temporarily thwarts the Americans’ atomic bomb capability. It becomes a race and a struggle for a hodge-podge of Allied units commanded by personal enemies George Patton and Bernard Montgomery. The two generals try to patch up their differences as they try everything both in, and out, of the book, including using former German enemies, to try to halt the Soviet onslaught.

Historical fiction at its most intense and thrilling, Bear Hug–Buying Time is a vision of a shaky alliance between nations eroded by their own fears and conquered by their own national weaknesses.

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J. Wes Watson is a former Army Intelligence officer, with service in Vietnam. He recently retired as Executive Director of a large state association, and resides in Tallahassee, Florida. He has authored several national magazine articles, but this is his first historical novel.

Bear Hug* by J. Wes Watson
Buying Time
Publication Date: November8, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 333 pages; 978-1-4797-1231-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 333 pages; 978-1-4797-1232-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-1233-5

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