[E–pub] Night of Camp David BY Fletcher Knebel


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 336
  • Night of Camp David
  • Fletcher Knebel
  • English
  • 03 December 2020
  • 9780060124205

Fletcher Knebel ☆ 4 review

Night of Camp David Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Night of Camp David How can one man convince the highest powers in Washington that the President of the United States is dangerously unstable before it's too lateSenator Jim MacVeagh is proud to serve his country and his president Mark Hollenbach who has a near spotless reputation as the vibrant charismatic leader of MacVeagh's party and the nation When. What would happen if the President of the United States POTUS showed signs of mental instability Such is the uestion in Fletcher Knebel s 1965 political novel that reverberates in current literature When James MacVeagh is summoned to meet with President Mark Hollenbach at Camp David he is unsure what to expect especially this late at night The junior senator from Iowa agrees hoping that he will be privy to some interesting information Their meeting is uite odd one in which Hollenbach expounds on how his beleaguered VP is likely to be replaced ahead of the Democratic National Convention later that year POTUS also vents that there is a conspiracy building against him leading him to want to enact all encompassing phone tapping measures to keep the country safe As MacVeagh leaves the meeting he cannot help but wonder what he s just witnessed but remains tight lipped for the time being When during a second late meeting with Hollenbach at Camp David MacVeagh is told that he will be chosen for the VP position he listens to a long winded discussion of a new super state to rival the USSR and Red China Convinced that there is something truly amiss MacVeagh begins asking around about what others might have heard While few have anything concrete to offer some who hold MacVeagh s confidence begin to wonder if the junior senator might be feeling the stress of the job Meanwhile a few Americans receive personalised letters from their Commander in Chief missives that seem completely out of sorts for their curt and conspiratorial nature As MacVeagh begins to approach congressional leaders he realises that he has to act uickly as there is only a loosely formal means of removing POTUS When MacVeagh tries to act those around him begin to wonder if he has his own political ambitions and must be stopped before he brings down a popular president The race is on to find substantial answers before the country is in real danger The uestion remains who poses the greatest threat Hollenbach or MacVeagh A brilliant piece whose themes echo in today s political climate Knebel has penned a winner that many of those with a love of political thrillers should not pass upIt was only by fluke that I stumbled upon this piece written over half a century ago It would seem however that a publisher has sought to shed some light on it as it was recently re released for the general public to appreciate again Knebel was known for his political thrillers in the 1960s and 70s which appear to pass the test of time The reader will find much interest in both the MacVeagh and Hollenbach characters both of whom are believable and relatable to current politicians As MacVeagh has only recently found himself in federal politics he is by no means out of touch with the American voter Hollenbach on the other hand is well versed in politics and the game being played Both dance around the central issue of mental instability as it relates to POTUS dodging and diving at just the right moment The handful of other actors involved play key and interesting roles that both advance the narrative and keep the reader guessing The story is strong and as I mentioned before can be read today with few bumps Surely there will be geographic and technological differences but the story flows so well that the attentive reader can supplant talk of the USSR with Russia and albums with other forms of music devices Of greatest interest to the fan of the political thriller will be that there is much discussion of the role of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution before it was enacted While Congress passed the amendment which deals with presidential incapacity in the summer of 1965 it was not formally enacted until 1967 I am not entirely sure when in 65 Knebel released this book but he has a great deal of insight and for the purposes of the book relies on a presidential agreement with his vice president about succession One can only imagine what a modern novel might include by tackling the plot of this novel I can only surmise that it might be explosive and well worth my readingKudos Mr Knebel for a sensational story that has remained poignant all these years later I will definitely be exploring some of your other work to see if they are just as excitingLikehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge

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Night of Camp David

Night of Camp David Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Night of Camp David Hollenbach begins taking MacVeagh into his confidence the young senator knows that his star is on the riseBut then Hollenbach starts summoning MacVeagh in the middle of the night to Camp David There the president sits in the dark and rants about his enemies unfurling insane theories about all the people he says are conspiring against. Read on and off through the night A prescient book which I read back in the early 70s as I developed a taste for political thrillers I was reminded of it while watching a segment of The Rachel Maddow show where she talked about a president suffering from mental incapacity she was reminded of this book by political historian Michael Beschloss I went to look for it but it was out of print and wildly expensive Lo and behold however the buzz created by their discussion caused a reissue and so my first book of 2019 is about how to remove an unfit president from office It holds up pretty well especially as male attitudes in much of Washington seem to have not evolved as much as they have outside the Beltway ie much of the rest of the country especially the blue bits during MeToo TimesUp era Notably the only woman who was involved in the action was a mistress all the other women were wives receptionists and secretaries It felt like the Republican side of the Kavanaugh hearings Highly recommended for its political resonance in our politically fraught times

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Night of Camp David Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Night of Camp David Him They would do anything President Hollenbach tells the stunned senator to stop him from setting in motion the grand unprecedented plans he has to make America a great world power once againMacVeagh comes away from these meetings increasingly convinced that the man he once admired has lost his mind But what can he do Who can he tell. Almost adorable in its naivete considering our current situation but this was written in 1965 The president in this book is of a Mike Pence character in his weird Puritanical attitude towards women which is seen as a warning sign when the Senator who is up for the VP job starts to investigate the president s background though the president is a nice contrast to the hero of the book a sleazy first time Senator from Iowa who grows alarmed of the president s mental state after the roasting at the Press Correspondent s dinner and subseuent break with reality at Camp David You can see why this book is being talked about again especially with the first chapter of the Press Correspondent s dinner since it deals with a mentally unstable president and the Deep State group of politicians including the Supreme Court Justice in this book who is of course named Cavanaugh who try to save the country and the world from him Like most thrillers of the 60s and 70s there is of course a mistress subplot since the hero of this book and his often mentioned cleft chin is just too handsome and manly to settle for one woman his doting wife and teen aged daughter unfortunately named Chinky and strays with a secretary whose life and career he selfishly fucks over Parts of the book are funny because of the anachronisms or just how much we now know the paragraphs on how great the FBI was and how any info was safe with J Edgar Hoover because he would never stoop to blackmail and the party distinctions mean a bit less since the president hero of the book are both Democrats Republicans barely seen in this at all but since this was written right at the time of the Civil Rights act and South switching allegiance from Democratic party to Republican party distinctions don t really apply Instead it s seen as a civic duty to stop a madman from having control of nuclear weapons Besides the humor of eerie parallels it s also kind of sad There is lots of casual misogyny but it s also seen as a stumbling block to power the hero can put aside of ever hoping to run for president or vice president in the future because of the affair Graft and pocketing money from positions of power is also seen as a reason for resignation when now not the case The book wrapped up a lot sooner than I thought it would because it is also seen as anathema to not put the country before party or personal consideration The cliche of Truth is stranger than fiction still applies but this was a uick and pretty fun read


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    [E–pub] Night of Camp David BY Fletcher Knebel Congratulations you clever people at Vintage books You really suckered me into reading this oneI mean there I was minding my own business walking past the shelves at a middling pace when I saw this paperback book its white white lettering glaring against a black black background WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA WENT STARK RAVING MAD?Now me being a good American concerned for the fate of my country and in the habit of paying

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    [E–pub] Night of Camp David BY Fletcher Knebel Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Fletcher Knebel Read Night of Camp David Fletcher Knebel 's first book written without Charles W Bailey II this is a worthy follow up to Seven Days in May This time a junior senator from Iowa is asked to meet with the President at Camp David; the result

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    Summary Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Fletcher Knebel [E–pub] Night of Camp David BY Fletcher Knebel This was an almost thrill for me The writing was competent and sometimes insightful; the author had a way with imagery that rarely felt stale and often surprised And the premise is a whopper what do you do if you think the presiden

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