Author: President Bill ClintonPublish On: 2018-06-04
President. The President is Missing puts the listener inside the White House and inside the mind of a President grappling with extraordinary circumstances.' – Dennis Quaid on the audiobook of The President is Missing 'Relentless in its ...
Author: President Bill Clinton
Publisher: Random House
'The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' LEE CHILD ________________________ THE GLOBAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER The President is missing. The world is in shock. Terrorists are planning a devastating attack. And they have help from traitors inside the White House. The only thing standing in their way is a President determined to save his people. Even if it means putting himself in mortal danger . . . ________________________ INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE NEWBLOCKBUSTER, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER - AVAILABLE NOW ________________________ 'A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' A.J. FINN, author of The Woman in the Window 'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' MICHAEL CONNELLY, author of the Harry Bosch series 'The President is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' HARLAN COBEN, No. 1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go 'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' JEFFERY DEAVER 'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' DAVID BALDACCI 'The book's biggest selling point is the guarantee of political authenticity . . . the outcome of a conversation between one writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting and another with an exceptional grasp of global politics. The literary running mates have earned a second term.' GUARDIAN 'A brilliant, tricksy first chapter . . . unmistakably shows that their partnership works.' SUNDAY TIMES 'A high-octane collaboration . . . the addictive qualities are undeniable.' TELEGRAPH 'Fast-paced and well-engineered.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Nobody will walk away from The President is Missing feeling disappointed if they are looking for a vigorous, fast-moving thriller that takes the reader into the corridors of power.' i NEWSPAPER 'A high-tension thriller . . . Bill Clinton's insider perspective and James Patterson's pacy plotting combine to irresistibly page-turning effect.' MAIL
Deputy White House Chief of Staff Alexander Lipsyte walked through the doorway and into the Oval Office and was surprised that the President was not at his desk. “Where's the boss?” he asked. “He'sout,” saidDavid Boehm, the Chief ...
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
The question is, how can you tell the President's brain is missing? And are we sure we need it back? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The authors' first collaboration, The President Is Missing, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the #1 bestselling novel of 2018, was praised as "ambitious and wildly readable" (New York Times Book Review) and "a fabulously entertaining ...
Author: James Patterson
All Presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true. A rocket ride of a thriller--the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, "the dream team" (Lee Child). Every detail is accurate-- because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop-- because the other author is James Patterson. Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL--and a past president--has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie--turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father. The authors' first collaboration, The President Is Missing, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the #1 bestselling novel of 2018, was praised as "ambitious and wildly readable" (New York Times Book Review) and "a fabulously entertaining thriller" (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow).
Of course, the plot need not feature a president who literally goes missing since, in a figurative sense, even the most visceral president is always already missing. The president serves as the marker of a democratic fantasy that, ...
Author: Michael J. Blouin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
The Presidents of American Fiction brings together American literature, history, and political science to explore the most influential fictionalized accounts of the presidency from the early 19th century to the time of Trump. Of late, popular understandings of the presidency are being radically re-written-consider, for example, the distinctive myths that accompanied the ascent of the Obama and Trump administrations-and many readers of all stripes are radically reimagining the office and its holder. Placing these changes within a broader cultural context, Michael J. Blouin investigates narratives involving fictional presidents, from the supposedly factual to the outright fantastical, within their distinct literary and historical moments. The author considers representative texts including works penned by James Fenimore Cooper from the Jacksonian moment, Gore Vidal in the age of Nixon and Vietnam, and Philip Roth in the neoliberal period. Through detailed readings that question how American presidents function as characters within the popular imagination, this book examines the presidency as a complex, ever-evolving trope, and in so doing enhances our appreciation of American literature's inextricable link with American politics.
THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, the first novel I wrote with Bill Clinton, got a lot of press—some of it a bit painful. (Not the reviews, which were stellar, among the best I've ever gotten.) Here's what happened. The president and I did a ...
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny, poignant, and ultimately triumphant journey' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 'The whole story of his truly astonishing life' BOB WOODWARD 'The book was damn near addictive. I loved it' RON HOWARD 'Anyone who has ever started a James Patterson thriller knows how damned difficult it is to put down. And the same is true of this vivid, invigorating memoir' DAILY MAIL 'What an insightful and invigorating read. So much content and inspiration from one of the world's most successful authors' SIR DAVID JASON 'I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears' PATRICIA CORNWELL 'A compelling account of the life events that shaped an extraordinary man' NICHOLAS SPARKS 'This is a poignant, funny and inspiring account of a phenomenally successful career from a master storyteller' JAKE HUMPHREY ______________________________ HIS BEST STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF HIS LIFE · His father grew up in a New York poorhouse called the 'Pogie'. · He worked at a psychiatric hospital where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. Both were patients. · He was at Woodstock and was also an usher at the Fillmore East. · He was CEO of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson North America when he was thirty-seven. He wrote the ad jingle, 'I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid'. · He once watched Norman Mailer and James Baldwin square off to fight. · He's played golf with three US presidents and has nine holes-in-one. · Dolly Parton sang Happy Birthday to him over the phone. She calls him Jimmy James. James says, 'I always wanted to write the kind of novel that is read and re-read so many times the binding breaks, and the book literally falls apart, pages scattered in the wind. I'm still working on that one.' ______________________________ 'A masterpiece of storytelling! Funny, poignant, brutally honest' ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. McRAVEN 'Will delight fans, and even non-fans, of America's storied storyteller' BEN BRADLEE JR. 'James Patterson's first rule of storytelling is "be there". And that's the genius of his autobiography' MIKE LUPICA 'Some people are just born to tell stories. James Patterson makes his own life as addictively enjoyable as his novels' NADINE DORRIES 'Jim Patterson's life is a thriller itself . . . This book is a pure joy to read' STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN 'Always entertaining . . . You will enjoy the read' PHIL KNIGHT
considerate of Hester , he remembered to shut the bedroom door and only then did he turn on a light so he could find the phone without crashing over furniture . “ Hello , ” he muttered sleepily . “ Mr. Vice President , this is Bob ...
Author: Robert J. Serling
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Detective and mystery stories
On a calm night in a nervous world, Air Force One jets off from Andrews Air Force Base. Aboard is the President of the United States, Jeremy Haines, an idolized leader whose image combines the best qualities of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson - but whose inner thoughts remain a dark secret even to his closest aides. The flight is normal - until the plane is high over Arizona. Then, suddenly, before a horrified controller's eyes the plane vanishes from the radar screen.
As mentioned, the PCA wanted Vice President Molleson to not be depicted as a “drunkard, a weakling,” as in the novel, ... If it was not for the sudden reemergence of the president, the country would have gone to war, thanks to the ...
Author: Dale Sherman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Since the early days of the movie industry, filmmakers have created visions of what the presidency of the United States is like. Several have been biographical studies of famous individuals who have served, such as Lincoln, Kennedy, and Nixon. Many movies have also displayed fictional presidents, in roles big and small, in dramatic tales that displayed them at their best—and sometimes even at their worst. Four Scores and Seven Reels Ago: The U.S. Presidency through Hollywood Films examines the ways Hollywood has portrayed the presidency over the years. Pop culture expert Dale Sherman examines famous presidents and their movies, detailing historical information for each and how or if the filmmakers and artists came close to telling the real story. But let us not forget the many imagined examples of presidents that have appeared in movies and television, as well: presidents have battled aliens, fought monsters, and have even been caught on the wrong side of the law. Lincoln, Thirteen Days, Air Force One, Independence Day, All the President's Men, The President's Analyst, Escape from New York, and several of our favorite movies about real and fictional presidents are included in Four Scores and Seven Reels Ago.
the. president. is. missing,. hollywood-style. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING ... Now, my job, I swear, was to keep the president on topic—the topic being our novel The President Is Missing. He wasn't accustomed to the four-minute clips that ...
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“It's quite a life, Patterson's, and this fizzing, funny, often deeply moving memoir is a perfect way to understand the dizzying world of a best-selling writer." —Daily Mail “Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!” –Ron Howard THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? On the morning he was born, he nearly died. His dad grew up in the Pogey– the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse. He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid.” He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party. He’s only been in love twice. Both times are amazing. Dolly Parton once sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. How did a boy from small-town New York become the world’s most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I’m still working on that one.” James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022.
I have been informed by a well - placed White House source that that there are times when the president , the leader of the free world , is missing - that is , cannot be located by staff — for hours at a time . Previous presidents have ...
Author: Gary Aldrich
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Argues that the Clinton administration bypassed established security checks to bring in unsuitable associates, and discusses later cases of possibly inappropriate behavior