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The President Vanishes

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President Kidnapped! Hysteria and treason shrouded Washington- the Vice President a virtual prisoner-the Army threatened revolt, the country reeled toward disaster. The whole burden of the search for the President rested on Secret Service agent Chick Moffat."a little too real for comfort" New York Herald Tribune
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 28th 1982 by Bantam Books (first published 1943)
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May 25, 2009 Sun rated it liked it
Rex Stout, generally known as the creator of Nero Wolfe, wrote plenty of other stuff. He tried his hand at both literature and pulp fiction before settling on the alter ego of Archie Goodwin. Reading the non-Wolfe work only serves to highlight the perfect synthesis of style and medium in the Wolfe stories and also to note what a great influence Jane Austen (yes, Jane Austen) had on Stout's writing.

Published in 1934, this is a political thriller in which the US president disappears - just when w
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The President Vanishes (1934) published anonymously, the disappearance of the American President causes a Near-Future crisis in a world already at war; his disappearance initially so he will not have to deliver a pro-war address to Congress darkens when a Fascist movement captures him. The tale ends on a pacifist note more easily delivered in 1934 than a few years later.
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Rex Todhunter Stout (December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American crime writer, best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair).

The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated
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