Man

Man

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by Irving Wallace
     
 

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The time is 1964. The place is the Cabinet Room of the Where House. An unexpected accident and the law of succession have just made Douglass Dilman the first black President of the United States.

This is the theme of what was surely one of the most provocative novels of the 1960s. It takes the reader into the storm center of the presidency, where

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The time is 1964. The place is the Cabinet Room of the Where House. An unexpected accident and the law of succession have just made Douglass Dilman the first black President of the United States.

This is the theme of what was surely one of the most provocative novels of the 1960s. It takes the reader into the storm center of the presidency, where Dilman, until now an almost unknown senator, must bear the weight of three burdens: his office, his race, and his private life.

From beginning to end, The Man is a novel of swift and tremendous drama, as President Dilman attempts to uphold his oath in the face of international crises, domestic dissension, violence, scandal, and ferocious hostility. Push comes to shove in a breathtaking climax, played out in the full glare of publicity, when the Senate of the United States meets for the first time in one hundred years to impeach the President.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671038946
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.03(d)

Meet the Author

Irving Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and educated in Berkeley, California. After writing political articles, biographical profiles, human-interest stories, and fiction for the leading national magazines, he turned his attention to the creation of books. Wallace's 16 novels and 17 non-fiction works have sold tens of millions of copies around the world. His first major success was with The Chapman Report, in 1960, which was made into a film in 1962. His bestselling 1962 Cold War novel The Prize was made into a film in 1963, starring Paul Newman. The Man was made into a film in 1972 starring James Earl Jones. After an amazing career spanning decades, Irving Wallace died June 29, 1990. He is survived by his children, Amy Wallace and David Wallechinsky, both best-selling authors in their own right.

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Man 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The language was genuine and representative of its time you could empathize with the protagonist and definitely become engrossed with the other characters and the story's plot. This was a page turner--I was torn I didn't want to finish it because I didn't want it to end, but I knew it had to. I think this should be assigned reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The word awesome doesn't begin to do justice to this reading experience. I don't think I have read such a thought provoking book in many years. The attitudes, fears, and hopes of the characters were expertly woven into the story leading one to try to imagine who the different charaters might pertain to in present time. Although this is fiction, it is educational for those who wish to see.
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Reggiesmith6 More than 1 year ago
A good read,maybe a bit too long. Important subject and well written.
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