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Topic: FREE with order: 2007 ARC written by Eugene McCarthy's running mate

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Subject: FREE with order: 2007 ARC written by Eugene McCarthy's running mate
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 5:24 PM ET
Member Since: 10/14/2007
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I found this odd book, an unpostable 2007 Advanced Reading Copy of "A Man You Could Love", and was surprised to learn that it was written by Eugene McCarthy's one-time running mate, John Callahan.Can't say that I liked it much, but I'm not very political. Here's a quote from the Publisher's Weekly review, to give you an idea:

Callahan makes his fiction debut with a political drama that collapses under the weight of minutiae. Mick Whelan, a displaced Connecticut Yankee finds himself on the slopes of an American volcano, Mt. Loowit, when it erupts and devastates the landscape and, not incidentally, kills Mick's secret lover, Rebecca. Rescued by Jonas and Martin, a father and son, who prove to be uncannily ubiquitous for the rest of the novel, Whelan parleys his notoriety into a congressional seat. Aided by the novel's narrator, Gabe Bientempo, Whalen's career develops over the next 17 years along a populist agenda as he moves from the House to the Senate, where his oratorical powers and acute knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order gain him primacy, and position him for a presidential bid.

Anyway, I'm happy to send it along at no charge with any order from my bookshelf. Just PM me when you order and ask for it, and I'll throw it in for you!