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The Manchurian Candidate
The Manchurian Candidate | Richard Condon
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A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sergeant Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret--even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon--a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors' signal. Now he's been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate for US President. Shaw's former commanding officer, Major Bennett Marco, is the only one who knows his secret. And he must untangle a complex thread of lies, betrayal, and murder to uncover the truth of a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the US government--before it's too late. This compelling military psychological thriller is the basis for the 1962 adaptation starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury--and it will have you on the edge of your seat until the end.
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OriginalCyn620
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This book is heavy on the politics and I found it kinda slow. And for a book about an assassin, it wasn‘t very murder-y. But, at about the last 100 pages, it gets good! And the ending is great! 👍🏻
#booked2019 #politicalintrigue

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick for this prompt! 👊🏻♥️📚 1mo
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ScriboGero
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So much better than the movies. If you want fierce antagonist mother read this book!

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Anton
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Just couldn't get into this one. The writing style wasn't for me, and I wasn't interested enough in the story to stick with it. Maybe I'll watch the movie.

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Anton
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As you can see from my bullet journal, I'm giving the Manchurian Candidate a shot. Have never seen the movie (either version) but obviously I know the general premise.

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DebinHawaii
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Day20 #FeistyFeb #PresidentialReads I usually prefer reading about people around the president rather than the president-but here's a few that fit: Manhunt-the 12 days between Lincoln's assassination & John Wilkes Booth's capture, Madame Presidentess-novel of Victoria Woodhull, the 1st woman to run for president, Manchurian Candidate-political thriller w/an election & from my TBR-Upstairs at the White House-behind the scenes w/the first families.

LauraJ I really enjoyed Manhunt. 3y
DebinHawaii @LauraJ Me too! A friend recommended it when it came out and I liked it much more than I thought I would! 👍📚 3y
ValerieAndBooks Manhunt is in my TBR! 3y
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elephantparty
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One of my gifts from my wife on International Book Giving Day - our version of Valentine's Day! Thank you @StacksNShelves ! 😘

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towardsthestars
The Manchurian Candidate | Richard Condon

"If you talk, you can't learn anything"

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DebinHawaii
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#augustphotochallenge #politicsandbooks I thought my only political books were on food politics but then remembered this gem of a political thriller, published in 1959 during The Cold War. It's creepy, dark & twisted. My dad had me watch the excellent 1962 movie-sometime in the 80s & I bought the book after seeing the 2004 remake. If you like conspiracy theories, mind control & intricate plot twists, it still holds up today. #augustofpages 👍📚

BarbaraTheBibliophage I have read a lot of food politics books as well! Also medical politics. What's your favorite? 3y
DebinHawaii @BarbaraTheBibliophage Hmm... That's a tough one. I don't know that I can claim one favorite but my top would be both Food Politics & What to Eat by Marion Nestle, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, Food Matters by Mark Bittman, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, We the Eaters by Ellen Gustafson & it's so quick & simple but I love Food Rules (and also The Omnivore's Dilemma) by Michael Pollen. I am sure I am forgetting some! How about you? 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Mark Bittman is a huge favorite of mine. He wrote a Kindle Single that I love called 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I love Michael Pollan as well and Marion Nestle. Pollan's In Defense of Food is so great. I also loved Maria Rodale's 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I haven't heard of Ellen Gustafson so thanks for that one! 3y
DebinHawaii @BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool--I adore Bittman & have all his cookbooks too. I have not read the single or Rodale's book so I am adding them to my TBR stack. In Defense of Food is another great one too. 👍😀 3y
DebinHawaii @BarbaraTheBibliophage The Gustafson book does a good job with food choices & the impact on both health & economic factors. I think you'll enjoy it. 👍 3y
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ReadingDiva
The Manchurian Candidate | Richard Condon
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My current situation. But it's not a thriller...