My hands were shaking this book was so good the night I started reading it. I enjoyed it very much then, and would re-read it many times over the the next nearly two decades. Book is in very good condition. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror. Puzo Displays His Profound Understanding Of The Mechanicisms Of Power And Of What Drives Men To Desperate Action. Thi This book is nowhere near as good as the Godfather, but it is the epitome of Puzo. This has it all plus written by the King of American Pulp fiction.
Bookseller: , Washington, United States Random House Publishing Group, 1990. A criticism I've seen is that characters show up and then disappear never to be heard from again. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. Even though The Fourth K doesn't rank among his best books, it still provided an interesting read that attempts more than your typical genre thriller. I really enjoyed this novel.
Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer stationed in Germany. Puzo, along with other writers like , worked for the company line of men's magazines, titles like Male, True Action, and Swank. Even when you became a doddering old man, your brain floating away in a flood of senile cells, everyone still respected you, listened to you, kissed your ass. In 1950, his first short story, The Last Christmas, was published in American Vanguard. Casually starts out with the assassination of the Pope and only gets crazier from there. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K.
Now the horrifying assassination of a great world leader and kidnapping of the president's daughter by terrorists have launched President Kennedy on a desperate course that could end in disaster -- unless he is stopped. Not a perfect book, by any means, but it is a highly entertaining read, one that lends itself to multiple read. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. Bookseller: , Queensland, Australia William Heinemann, London, 1991. His cabinet and the wily, aged members of the Socrates Club--who control grain, real estate, oil, the media and Congress--plot to impeach him. I absolutely loved this book! He was never a major character, he was simply an associate of Jatney, who has a major role in the climax of the novel.
His best-known novel, The Godfather, was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena and The Fortunate Pilgrim. After graduating from the , he joined the in. He is Francis Xavier Kennedy - and suddenly the old dynastic dream of a better America again seems possible. He is Francis Xavier Kennedy -- and suddenly the old dream of Camelot once again seems possible. Still, fans of Puzo won't be disappointed, and it is worth the effort to try to track down The Fourth K. You can guess who is who by descriptions of people that are in headlines today.
This is an older book but it is so timely to some of the chaos going on in Washington today. His plots are so developed and enticing! In a novel of breathtaking excitement, the author displays his profound understanding of the mechanisms of power and of what drives men to desperate action. But the energetic new president is also haunted by the darker side of the Kennedy legacy -- a legacy of tragedy even the best intentions may be powerless to avert. His family now lives in East Islip, New York. From the Publisher: 10 1.
Page edges of the book are slightly yellowed; previous owner's name on first page. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles' assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. A new Kennedy has been elected president. President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears- good looks, privilege, wealth-and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. You are kept engaged and turning the pages throughout this book, but the ending leaves a little to be desired and the way certain characters behave is out of character, so to speak. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. After an appalling crime is committed, Kennedy coldly vows to bomb Sherhaben off the map, despite the American fortunes invested there.
Puzo's most famous work, The Godfather, was first published in 1969 after he had heard anecdotes about Mafia organizations during his time in pulp journalism. It is hard to describe the story without giving away too much. This is a book I think everyone should read. Overall, a lousy premise with an ending we all knew was coming. Puzo never saw the publication of his penultimate book, , but the manuscript was finished before his death, as was the manuscript for. With a number one bestseller for months on the New York Times Best Seller List, Mario Puzo had found his target audience. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K.