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by James Lehrer

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- Moments before he is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden, Oklahoma Governor Buffalo Joe Hayman falls ill. Life is never the same for One-Eyed Mack, the lieutenant governor who steps in to deliver the 29-minute speech that concludes with an appeal for the return of the state's missing mummy. Suddenly Mack's name is being passed around as a possible vice-president. This droll, witty, fast-moving romp of politics--national to local--makes entertaining reading. Characters are highly recognizable, and their words and actions are predictable, but this adds to the fun. Readers see that what happens behind the scenes can be far different from what appears in print or on the screen--a civics lesson made real. YAs interested in campaigns, government, public life, etc. will laugh at this lighthearted satire.-- Judy Sokoll, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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[a One-Eyed Mack Novel]
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20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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