Donovan's Wife

Donovan's Wife

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A story of the sleaze, slander, and intrigue that can go on in American politics goes behind the scenes to expose the dirty dealings of a typical race for the Senate

Blackwell North Amer
Only a political earthquake could keep O. Mack Bender from a third term in the Senate. But his dark-horse opponent, Victor T. Donovan, hires a television genius with the ethics of Boss Tweed to turn the race into a shootout. Raphael Ames is an alchemist, a political wizard who can turn dirt into gold and make the worst cause look honorable. Yet even Ames is challenged when a torrid affair between his candidate's wife and a prominent Washington journalist is disclosed. Hardball and spitball become the rule for both candidates as slanderous ads start appearing on national TV, salacious stories hit the papers and both candidates take to the low road in a battle for survival.
Tom Wicker's biting view of chicanery and dirty tricks on the campaign trail is closely in tune with much of modern politics. He shows how clever and unscrupulous handlers and spin doctors can turn political disasters into gold, and a clean record into a legacy of shame. Today's media machine has made politics vulnerable to scurrilous advertising, selective editing and slanted campaign speeches, and Tom Wicker takes us behind the scenes for all the sleazy details. Full of twisted politicians, brilliantly amoral PR sharks and the peccadilloes of those in power, Donovan's Wife is a novel of explosive romance, unbounded power and rampant megalomania. It captures perfectly the spirit of too many modern elections.

Baker
& Taylor

A story of the sleaze, slander, and intrigue that can go on in American politics goes behind the scenes to expose the dirty dealings of a typical race for the Senate. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c1992
ISBN: 9780688106270
0688106277
Branch Call Number: F WIC
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm

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