Military soft power.... and witches.
What if moving a wine cup from one tent to another during a battle hundreds of years ago resulted in Russia not annexing Crimea? A military strategist brings witchcraft into the world in order to, soflty, change the courses of history.
This book is a wending of threads from different timelines, drawing on rich historical descriptions but with enough comedy and character development to keep you turning the pages. Each of Neal Stephenson's books draw you into their world with unique language -- this time it is military acronyms. Enjoy!
Larry Aumiller had the idea that people and bears could co-exist within a few feet of each other. With no harm.