In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust.
"Action" - it's the first word on a film set, and a word that is haunting Dane Orson. But what kind of action can he take if evidence of his father's murder came from a ghost? And what if every institution and wise man in town is protecting the man who did it? In this inventive adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest drama, the prince is now a child of Hollywood, and the villain, one of Movieland's most powerful producers.