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The Resource Fellow travelers, Thomas Mallon

Fellow travelers, Thomas Mallon

Label
Fellow travelers
Title
Fellow travelers
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mallon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historical novel about the competing claims of faith, love, and politics during the McCarthy era. Washington, D.C., early 1950s: a world of bare-knuckled ideology, hard drinking, and secret dossiers, dominated by such outsized characters as Richard Nixon, Drew Pearson, Perle Mesta, and Joe McCarthy. Timothy Laughlin, recent Fordham graduate and devout Catholic eager to join the crusade against Communism, meets a handsome, profligate State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leading to Tim's first job and--after Fuller's advances--his first love affair. Now, as McCarthy mounts an increasingly desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on "sexual subversives" in the government, Tim and Fuller find it ever more dangerous to navigate their double lives. The novel moving between the Senate Office Building and the Washington Evening Star, the diplomatic world of Foggy Bottom and NATO's front line in Europe, energized by political drama, unexpected humor and heartbreak.--From publisher description
Summary
Timothy Laughlin arrives in Washington, D.C. to join the early 1950s crusade against Communism, only to fall for Hawkins Fuller, a State Department official, and struggle to reconcile his political convictions, his love for Fuller, and his faith
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New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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164206
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Mallon, Thomas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Nineteen fifties
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • Gay men
  • Closeted gays
  • Closeted gays
  • Gay men
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Fellow travelers, Thomas Mallon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn270775392
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780307388902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)270775392
Label
Fellow travelers, Thomas Mallon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn270775392
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780307388902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)270775392

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