The Golden Plough by James Buchan
A Novel

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A thriller about the last major crisis of the Cold War finds American and British intelligence officers involved in romance and murder as U.S., British, German, and Russian diplomats secretly meet to contend for the fate of Europe.

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James Buchan served as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times.
Published January 1, 1995 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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British journalist Buchan follows up his Whitbread Prize- winning A Parish of Rich Women (1985) with a knowledgeable but overly talky and terminally informative tale of sex, spies, and missile brinkmanship in the last years of the Cold War.

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This Cold War thriller strives for a lean, elliptical effect but, unfortunately, bleeds into dullness and occasional incomprehensibility. Buchan (A Parish of Rich Women) tells the history of a diploma

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