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The Resource Once upon a time in Camelot, James Patrick Hunt

Once upon a time in Camelot, James Patrick Hunt

Label
Once upon a time in Camelot
Title
Once upon a time in Camelot
Statement of responsibility
James Patrick Hunt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The title of this nail-biter is a deceiver. Yes, it's the Kennedys, here called the McCormacks, and, yes, it's the sixties, here called the seventies. An alternate universe like ours, but not. This president, aglow with Hollywood glamour, gets to live out two terms. His kid brother, the hard-edged one, gets a term of his own. The funhouse distortions continue. The Vietnam War, once popular and eagerly boosted by the brothers, is so out of favor it's threatening their survival. Now a once-loyal Pentagon analyst can prove the McCormacks have been lying about the war from the beginning, and the analyst is about to go public. (Remember Daniel Ellsberg?) The younger McCormack commissions a hit. He wants the analyst dead. The heft of the novel is the changing dynamic as killer and victim draw closer, and it's gripping, even in a time when people under 50 seem to think of Vietnam mainly as a tourist destination. When the expected violence happens, it's unusually moving because we've come to know both men well..."
Summary
The powerful McCormick family places a hit on their political rival, defense analyst Alan Hirsch, but the hit man contracted for the murder, Vince Kegan, begins to question his mission and the intentions of the McCormicks
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523567
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, James Patrick
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • FICTION
  • Presidents
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Missing persons
  • Missing persons
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Once upon a time in Camelot, James Patrick Hunt
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
1667428
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781432831806
Lccn
2016001563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432831806
  • (OCoLC)934503493
Label
Once upon a time in Camelot, James Patrick Hunt
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
1667428
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781432831806
Lccn
2016001563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432831806
  • (OCoLC)934503493

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