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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

highly recommended for history and Marine lovers.

great early history of the Corp.

posted by 15937481 on October 12, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A look at the US political system

I do not think this is one of Leon Uris' best books. I found it dragged in the middle and Uris could have reduced the four hundred pages considerably without detracting anything from the story. It is the life story of a presidential candidate in the 2008 election. Hi...
I do not think this is one of Leon Uris' best books. I found it dragged in the middle and Uris could have reduced the four hundred pages considerably without detracting anything from the story. It is the life story of a presidential candidate in the 2008 election. His opposite number is already in the White House trying for a second term. We have a more concise version of his life. Quinn Patrick O'Connell, the candidate, is a man with high principles who makes enemies among supporters of the gun lobby and the racist segments of American society. O'Connell, is leading on points when the book opens but he has discovered a secret which could cause him to lose the race.

posted by Anonymous on December 5, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2000

    Leon Uris Sells Out

    It's a shame when a gifted writer like Leon Uris writes a book that sounds like media spin. In his references to current president Bill Clinton, main character O¿Connell sounds more like the head of the Democratic National Committee than a down-to-earth, honest, yet reluctant politician. Is it fantasy, irony, hypocrisy or some combination of all three that hero O¿Connell is so honest when many of our real life politicians are anything but? The good in the book are too good and the bad are too bad to be believable. While gun rights activists are painted as Nazi loving card carrying KKK members, the gun law supporters are portrayed as reasonable, caring and human. Although the story is sometimes fragmented, is still interesting enough to get through. This book is daring in that it attempts to offer commentary on the political and social climate in the United States today, but is definitely not one of Uris¿ best.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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