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Resurrection Day (Doc Savage (Bantam) #36)

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The sweeping genius of The Man Of Bronze reaches into the very secret of life itself. A stunned nation hears the announcement that one-and only one-long-dead human being will be brought back to life. Who will be chosen? Lincoln? Edison? Shakespeare? As the world rejoices and conjectures, the powers of Evil plan a final, insidious joke on all humanity!
Paperback, 119 pages
Published May 1969 by Bantam Books
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May 22, 2014 Joe rated it liked it
Highlights: One of the villains is a guy who likes to use different dialects (French, Mexican, Chinese, New York, etc) for no reason, and the other main villain is an attorney who suffers from a mania for decapitation. He blacks out and feels an uncontrollable urge to cut off heads. There's also a passage about how Doc Savage wouldn't bring Jesus Christ back to life (the plot has to do with Doc being able to resurrect one person throughout history, but only one person) because God did that alrea ...more
Jun 20, 2016 Ted rated it it was ok
Shelves: grown-up-books
Knowing that these pulp adventure stories were churned out as fast as humanly possible, I went in with low expectations. I enjoy boning up on my superhero history, and with the recent announcement of a Doc Savage movie, I thought I'd pick up a few of the books. The story for this one concept intrigued me, so I dove in just looking for corny one-liners, wonderful coincidences, and maybe a few arguably racist/sexist statements [okay, I don't LOOK for that, but considering the trends of the time, I ...more
Sep 27, 2013 Steph rated it it was amazing
This story is as campy as most of the Doc Savage books, but as an adventure it has a slightly different setup from the usual "Doc encounters and vanquishes a specific villain" stories.

The premise: Because he's The Man of Bronze (tm) and is more brilliant than the top minds in... well, pretty much every field, Doc Savage discovers how to resurrect one important person from history, and goes public with his plan in order to collect suggestions as to who would benefit the world the most. Of course,
Timothy Boyd
Feb 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
Of all the pulp era heroes few stand out above the crowd, Doc Savage is one of these. With his 5 aides and cousin he adventures across the world. Fighting weird menaces, master criminals and evil scientists Doc and the Fab 5 never let you down for a great read. These stories have all you need; fast paced action, weird mystery, and some humor as the aides spat with each other. My highest recommendation.
Fraser Sherman
Feb 23, 2015 Fraser Sherman rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-adventure
3.5. Doc figures out how to resurrect a single great individual from the past. Criminals scheme how to exploit it. Fun bits include Dent's deft capturing of the hoopla following Doc's announcement, and his poking fun at movie parallels ("There's usually enough electricity in those movies to execute a penitentiary full of convicts.").
John Nyetrae
Sep 05, 2013 John Nyetrae rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite Doc Savage books! Start here if you have never read one and you will be hooked.
Jeff Miller
May 14, 2012 Jeff Miller rated it liked it
Good pulpish adventure fun. Listened to the book read by the great folks at Uvula Audio.
Apr 19, 2013 Justin rated it it was amazing
I've read many, many Doc Savage books but this one is my favorite.
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Kenneth Robeson was the house name used by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage and later The Avenger. Though most Doc Savage stories were written by the author Lester Dent, there were many others who contributed to the series, including:

William G. Bogart
Evelyn Coulson
Harold A. Davis
Lawrence Donovan
Alan Hathway
W. Ryerson Johnson

Lester Dent is usua
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