The Manchurian Candidate: A Play

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1993 - Drama - 98 pages
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THE STORY: Raymond Shaw is a young American hero, the first Congressional Medal of Honor winner since Vietnam. Decorated for saving his troops in a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East, he has returned to the U.S. and a career as a journalist in
 

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Completely surprised me. I expected a good political thriller, I didn't expect excellent writing. The characters are fully fleshed out and the dark comic elements were delightful. Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

One of those books that I felt I ought to read just because I've always heard of it, and knew nothing about it. I haven't ever even seen the movie, so I came into the book expecting nothing. I have to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
28
Section 5
33
Section 6
35
Section 7
40
Section 8
46
Section 11
59
Section 12
71
Section 13
82
Section 14
84
Section 15
85
Section 16
86
Section 17
100
Section 18
101

Section 9
53
Section 10
57
Section 19
102
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About the author (1993)

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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