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The General's President

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  4 reviews
At last the generals were going to get their kind of President. At least that's what they thought...

The stock market crash of 1994 made 1929 look like a minor market adjustment...the rioters of the '90s made the Wobblies look like the country-club Republicans...the Vice President of the U.S. resigns in a cloud of scandal--and when the military hints that they may let the l
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Mass Market Paperback, 420 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Baen Books
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David L
Jun 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I see a lot of 4 and 5 star reviews of this book. It does not deserve them, it is a bad book.

I am very aware of when the book was written and my comments fully take that into account.

The author supposedly did a great deal of research prior to and during the writing of this book. Which is strange as it is not reflected in the actual book, which contains so many factual errors it is a disaster. The White House, Washington in general and the American political system, the USSR and it's military and
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Barbara Ghylin
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I was a little unsure about this one in the begininng. I really had to talk myself into reading it. The more I read the I enjoy the novelty of a president who spoke his mind and actully got things done! He was exactly who he appreaded to be. An Honest Man. One of the best books I have read in a long time.
Jbcohen
An interesting political commentary about a civil engineer who is chosen by a friend who is a US General to fill a vacant Vice President job and is then elevated to the office of the president. The book talks about what he does as president.
Carl Heinz
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is well worth reading. It strikes very close to home given our present political climate. Unfortunately, I suspect that the processes described by the author would never be put into place because they can make too much sense.
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John Dalmas—pseudonym for John Robert Jones—wrote many books based on military and governmental themes throughout his career. He grew up in Minnesota and Michigan and resided in Spokane, Washington. He was a parachute infantryman in WWII and was discharged in 1946 without ever being put seriously in harm's way. He has worked as a longshoreman, merchant seaman, logger, construction worker, and smok ...more

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