The Manchurian Candidate

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Jove Books, 1988 - Fiction - 308 pages
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"Everybody knows the controversial 1962 film of The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury, even though it was taken out of circulation for twenty-five years after JFK's assassination. Equally controversial on publication, and just as timely today, is Richard Condon's original novel. First published in 1959, at the height of cold war paranoia, The Manchurian Candidate is a terrifying and suspenseful political thriller featuring Sergeant Raymond Shaw, ex-prisoner of war, Medal of Honor winner, American hero...and brainwashed assassin. Condon's expert manipulation of the book's multiple themes - from anticommunist hysteria to megalomaniacal motherhood - makes this one of the most entertaining, and enduring, books of the era."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - aryadeschain - LibraryThing

It is difficult for me to think of a way to describe this book because, to be honest, I'm not sure of what I think of it. I would say that it is a good book, just as long as you're in no rush to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

I was impressed by this classic Cold War novel. I didn't think it would hold up very well, so long after the Cold War, but I was wrong -- it is an excellent read, and keeps you wondering what will ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1988)

Richard Thomas Condon was born in New York City on March 18, 1915. He served in the United States Merchant Navy. He worked in advertising and was a publicist for several film companies, including Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney Productions. At the age of 42, he published his first novel, The Oldest Confession, in 1958. His second novel, The Manchurian Candidate, gained him international attention and was adapted as a film starring Frank Sinatra in 1962. His novels, A Talent for Loving, Winter Kill and Prizzi's Honor, were also adapted for films. His other works include An Infinity of Mirrors, The Vertical Smile, The Star Spangled Crunch, Prizzi's Family, Prizzi's Glory, and The Final Addiction. He died on April 9, 1996.

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