Doctrine Man interviews Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole on his new novel, Ghost Fleet, for a post on Medium:
1) You’re a couple of think tank boy geniuses. Why write a book?
AC: A novel is one of the best ways to explore at the big ideas, complexities and grey areas that are overlooked. A good book is accessible too so you reach people who might never have thought about the issues we’re writing about, like the next world war. When the delivery of Ghost Fleet hardcovers hit my porch the other day, I stared hard at those boxes before I could even touch them. There was a lot more than books in those boxes for me. This has been a lifelong dream — to write something that could conjure the experience I had with Red Storm Rising a long time ago.