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Cobweb by Neal Stephenson
Book DescriptionThe Gulf War is imminent and there's something mighty strange going on in the Agriculture Department of East Iowa University. When an Arab student turns up drunk - and dead - in the lake, redneck Deputy County Sheriff Clyde Banks gets a feeling he's on to something big. It's a suspicion shared by low-ranking CIA agent Betsy Vandeventer. But before two great minds yell conspiracy theory, in steps top US policy-maker James Millikan. Here's a man well used to dictating the Middle East's future - from a comfortable seat at a top Paris restaurant. While shenanigans in the Midwest might not be exactly his style, there's a technique that serves America well in all matters of national security. It's called the 'Cobweb', and it backfires every time...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099478850
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neal Stephenson
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At Luis's insistence, the samurai agrees to help smuggle a Manchu princess to Mexico. But little does he know that he's really been dragged into an epic struggle for power, as several forces have their malicious sights set on the New World's rich silver mines.
Some Remarks, Paperback (September 2013)
In this definitive collection of Stephenson's writings, journalism and meditations, the great American polymath puts the 20th Century - mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science and technology- under his eclectic and unflinching gaze.
Mongoliad, Paperback (February 2013)» View all books by Neal Stephenson
The shadow of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II hangs over the shattered Holy Roman Church as the cardinals remain deadlocked, unable to choose a new pope. Only the Binders and a mad priest have a hope of uniting the Church against the invading Mongol host.
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Author Biography - Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is the author of The Baroque Trilogy (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System Of The World). His other books include Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Zodiac, as well as Cobweb and Interface, written in collaboration with Frederick George. He lives in Seattle.
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