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Thorndike Press, 1987 - Social Science - 253 pages
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Norman Starr, called by the Senate investigating committee because of his National Security Council work in Nicaragua, recalls his ancestry of distinguished patriots while contemplating whether or not to "take the Fifth"

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User Review  - junebedell - LibraryThing

This is pretty much a lesson in history for fifth graders! I gave up half way through it. The story line traces a current day Army officer's family history, members of which just happen to be famous ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Michener's shortest novel is his timeliest as well, a slick, wide-eyed paean to the Constitution that uses the Iran-contra scandal as a springboard to chronicle one family's historic passion for the ... Read full review


The Starrs
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