Night of Camp David [Summary] ☆ Fletcher Knebel



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  1. says:

    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

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    What would happen if the President of the United States POTUS showed signs of mental instability? Such is the uestion in Fletcher Knebelā€™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

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    If POTUS went raving madWould it be really really bad?Knebel when he wrote this bookHad no idea where to lookHad to rely on his imagin

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    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

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    REREADI didn't write a review of this book because in this instance the publisher's blurb is a perfect review that does not spoil the

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    Two important facts1 The unofficial subtitle of this work of fiction is What would happen if the president of the USA went stark raving mad?2 It was published in 1965This novel by Fletcher Knebel was just reissued by Random House presumably because the premise is so close to what many people in this country now think of our current president The similarities end there The book's fictional president Mark Holl

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    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 of the meeting is

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    Almost adorable in its naivete considering our current situation but this was written in 1965 The president in this book is

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    Come for the story of a paranoid mentally incompetent president stay for the yuck yuck racism and unapologetic sexism?People may come to this novel looking for some suggestions for dealing with our current crisis or simpl

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    This was an almost thrill for me The writing was competent and sometimes insightful; the author had a way with ima

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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. Two important facts1 The unofficial subtitle of this work of fiction is What would happen if the president of the USA went stark raving mad2 It was published in 1965This novel by Fletcher Knebel was just reissued by Random House presumably because the premise is so close to what many people in this country now think of our current president The similarities end there The book s fictional president Mark Hollenbach is very very different from Donald Trump and not just because Hollenbach is a Democrat One thing that this book is NOT is a loosely veiled roman clef about the current administration See point No 2 aboveThe plot is actually fairly simple After three years in office the president s personality seems to have drastically changed oddball behavior a stormy temper and eccentric ideas that could threaten national security He believes some of his closest advisers including his vice president are conspiring against him Is the president paranoid with delusions of grandeur Perhaps it is the time we now live in but the book seems very much dated and not only because of the superficialities of language Negro girl newspapermen Much of what is perceived as potential insanity wouldn t even make the 3 am news today much less cause senators congressmen Supreme Court justices and the Secret Service to get all worked up over it as they do in this book Even excusing that the text is lumbering and slow moving Worst of all the ending is uite disappointing Still the basic premise of the book what if the president DID go stark raving mad is chilling Too bad it didn t even begin to answer that uestion Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, rants about his enemies unfurling insane theories about all the people he says are conspiring against. Two important facts1 The unofficial subtitle of this work of fiction is What would happen if the president of the USA went stark Homewrecker reissued by Random House presumably because the premise is so close to what many people in this country now think of our current president The similarities end there The book s fictional president Mark Hollenbach is very very different from Donald Trump and not just because Hollenbach is a Democrat One thing that this book is NOT is a loosely veiled Make your own model forts & castles roman clef about the current administration See point No 2 aboveThe plot is actually fairly simple After three years in office the president s personality seems to have drastically changed oddball behavior a stormy temper and eccentric ideas that could threaten national security He believes some of his closest advisers including his vice president are conspiring against him Is the president paranoid with delusions of grandeur Perhaps it is the time we now live in but the book seems very much dated and not only because of the superficialities of language Negro girl newspapermen Much of what is perceived as potential insanity wouldn t even make the 3 am news today much less cause senators congressmen Supreme Court justices and the Secret Service to get all worked up over it as they do in this book Even excusing that the text is lumbering and slow moving Worst of all the ending is uite disappointing Still the basic premise of the book what if the president DID go stark Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury raving mad is chilling Too bad it didn t even begin to answer that uestion

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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. Come for the story of a paranoid mentally incompetent president stay for the yuck yuck racism and unapologetic sexismPeople may come to this novel looking for some suggestions for dealing with our current crisis or simply as an old fashioned political thriller but I don t think it satisfies on either front Of course I totally get why this book has been republished in our current times as we struggle with uestions about the mental state and fitness for office of our the current White House resident But this is ultimately an unsatisfying read in modern times It s not going to point us in any helpful directions This is a story of a competent president who is experiencing a decline but ultimately cares about what is best for the country That is not the case with our current president In this novel out of control wire tapping and FBI abuse of power is a scandal Again not the case with our country today If you read it simply as a political thriller even if you can get over the 999% white boys club depicted here not saying it s not accurate for the times but it s still jarring the thrills are pretty tame Chekhov mentioned a gun but I think if you introduce missing mental health medical records in the first act you should use them by the third Finally there is the way things were There are literally no women in power in this novel and while that is accurate enough for the 60s the women who figure into the story are too much for me to bear I could have happily lived the rest of my life without reading Martha apologize to her husband for driving him into the arms of another woman with all of the committee work that kept her from home Interestingly Knebel seems to want to semi acknowledge racism but the late breaking introduction of the negro senator from Chicago engaging in friendly banter with the segregationist from Louisiana didn t do much for me All that being said given our current political reality I don t think anything could have kept me from picking this up It s a uick read but ultimately an unsatisfying one A Daddy for Christmas republished in our current times as we struggle with uestions about the mental state and fitness for office of our the current White House Banned in Britain resident But this is ultimately an unsatisfying Hour of the Beast read in modern times It s not going to point us in any helpful directions This is a story of a competent president who is experiencing a decline but ultimately cares about what is best for the country That is not the case with our current president In this novel out of control wire tapping and FBI abuse of power is a scandal Again not the case with our country today If you Dictionary Of Dreams read it simply as a political thriller even if you can get over the 999% white boys club depicted here not saying it s not accurate for the times but it s still jarring the thrills are pretty tame Chekhov mentioned a gun but I think if you introduce missing mental health medical The Love of a Latino records in the first act you should use them by the third Finally there is the way things were There are literally no women in power in this novel and while that is accurate enough for the 60s the women who figure into the story are too much for me to bear I could have happily lived the Other Days, Other Eyes rest of my life without Deception Island reading Martha apologize to her husband for driving him into the arms of another woman with all of the committee work that kept her from home Interestingly Knebel seems to want to semi acknowledge The Family racism but the late breaking introduction of the negro senator from Chicago engaging in friendly banter with the segregationist from Louisiana didn t do much for me All that being said given our current political The First Partition of Poland reality I don t think anything could have kept me from picking this up It s a uick The Hero of Varay read but ultimately an unsatisfying one

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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. If POTUS went raving madWould it be really really badKnebel when he wrote this bookHad no idea where to lookHad to rely on his imaginationTo describe what would happen to the nationWell now we are better informedWith bitter experience we are armed A mad POTUS all angry and bitterWill spend most of his time ranting on TwitterWill talk incessantly of building a wallWhile the country does a Decline and Fall Will deny science and forgo good senseAnd incur to the world damage immenseThe only hope for a beleaguered nationWould be the positive outcome of a certain investigation