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The Fifth Estate

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Doris Lessing
Hardcover, 451 pages
Published December 31st 1973 by Doubleday Books (first published 1973)
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Nancy Brady
Apr 12, 2010 rated it liked it
It was worth the wait (of 30+ years) to finish this one. The "fifth estate" running the country and controlling the world. Scary and yet so very plausible! And even though it was dated for the 1972 and 1976 elections, it could be just as believable today. I know the ending was left rather open-ended, but that's all to the good! Because I would hate to see what eventually happens to Brad (and Elda). ...more
Nicole Scavino
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: journalism
If you are a journalism student, you should read this cruel and real book.
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A quick read despite it's 450 pages. I had wanted to reAd The Fifth estate since it first came out in the 1970s. I may read more of Robin Moore's books. This is very entertaining and his The French Connection is a good movie. ...more
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Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. was an writer best known for his books The Green Berets: The Amazing Story of the U.S. Army's Elite Special Forces Unit,The French Connection: A True Account of Cops Narcotics and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story.

Moore also co-wrote the lyrics with Barry Sadler for the Ballad of the Green Beret

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