Prior to the terror-filled times of the Long Warthe seemingly endless struggle against the Undine, a paranoid, shape-shifting race once known only as Species 8472enemy sleeper agents quietly penetrated every echelon of Federation society, as well as other starfaring civilizations throughout the Alpha and Beta quadrants. The ensuing conflict shook humanity to its very core, often placing its highest ideals against a pure survival instinct. All too frequently, the Undine War demanded the harshest of sacrifices and exacted the steepest of personal costs from the countless millions whose lives the great interdimensional clash forever altered.
Drawn from his exhaustive research and interviews, The Needs of the Many delivers a glimpse of Betar Prizewinning author Jake Siskos comprehensive "living history" of this tumultuous era. With collaborator Michael A. Martin, Sisko illuminates an often-poorly-understood time, an age marked indelibly by both fear and couragenot to mention the willingness of multitudes of unsung heroes who became the living embodiment of the ancient Vulcan philosopher Suraks famous axiom, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
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