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The Last President

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 28th 1985 by Critics Choice Paperbacks/Lorevan Publishing
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Michael Mallory
Apr 10, 2016 Michael Mallory rated it really liked it
This fast-paced, suspenseful thriller is built around the alternative-history notion that the Watergate burglars were never caught, Richard Nixon was never threatened with impeachment, and he never resigned (and while the president in the book is not named and is simply called "The President," it's perfectly clear who he is). The paranoiac, Constitution-denying President's quest to become the permanent leader of the U.S. involves everything from common, ordinary lies and dirty political tricks ...more
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Jul 12, 2014 David rated it liked it
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Imagine if Nixon was not impeached and his paranoia came to full maturity. If you want to imagine such a horrendous world, read this book. Kirkland presents a fairly plausible scenario while capturing Nixon's underlying mania (the reader of this audio book really gets it right) and the inanity of the yes-men who feed Nixon's paranoia. The plot is pretty straightforward and the characters are a bit cardboard - except for Nixon. If you like alternate histories, this is worth a try.
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Written in 1980 but you'd think he wrote it last year-eerily prescient.
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Michael Kurland has written many non-fiction books on a vast array of topics, including How to Solve a Murder, as well as many novels. Twice a finalist for the Edgar Award (once for The Infernal Device) given by the Mystery Writers of America, Kurland is perhaps best known for his novels about Professor Moriarty. He lives in Petaluma, California.
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