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Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City, New York — April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas), was a satirical and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate. Timeline 1959

Born in New York City, Condon attended DeWitt Clinton High School.

After service in the United States Merchant Marine, Condon achieved moderate success as a Hollywood publicist, ad writer and Hollywood agent. Condon turned to writing in 1957. Employed by United Artists as an ad writer, he complained that he was wasting time in Hollywood and wished to write a novel. Without Condon's knowledge, his boss, Max E. Youngstein deducted amounts from his salary then fired him after a year giving him the amount of money he had deducted in the form of a Mexican bank account and the key to a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico. Youngstein told him to write his book. Max E. Youngstein - Biography His second novel, The Manchurian Candidate (1959), featured a dedication to Youngstein. The movie made from it in 1962, made him famous. Prizzi's Honor (1982) was likewise made into a successful movie.

Condon's writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power; at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon. His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and by family loyalty. His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to a place to destroy what they love. Some of his books, most notably Mile High (1969), are perhaps best described as secret history. And Then We Moved to Rossenara is a humorous autobiographical recounting of various places in the world where he had lived and his family's 1970s move to Rossenarra, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

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Total Books: 165
The Manchurian Candidate
2013 - The Manchurian Candidate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409147800
ISBN-10: 1409147800
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Winter Kills
2005 - Winter Kills (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780753819821
ISBN-10: 0753819821
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The Manchurian Candidate
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743482974
ISBN-10: 0743482972
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Emperor of America
2002 - Emperor of America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743244824
ISBN-10: 0743244826
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Illustrated Method for Flute
2001 - Illustrated Method for Flute (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780786649556
ISBN-10: 0786649550
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Prizzi's Money
1995 - Prizzi's Money (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780517158661
ISBN-10: 0517158663
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Prizzi's Money
1995 - Prizzi's Money (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780786001675
ISBN-10: 0786001674
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1994 - Prizzi's Money [Prizzi, Bk 4 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
The Venerable Bead
1993 - The Venerable Bead (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718136925
ISBN-10: 0718136926
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The Venerable Bead
1992 - The Venerable Bead (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312083311
ISBN-10: 0312083319
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Prizzi's Honour
1992 - Prizzi's Honour (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747410201
ISBN-10: 0747410208
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Prizzi's Glory
1991 - Prizzi's Glory (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736620765
ISBN-10: 0736620761
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The Final Addiction
1991 - The Final Addiction (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312063535
ISBN-10: 0312063539
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 3

Prizzi's Family
1991 - Prizzi's Family (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736620093
ISBN-10: 0736620095
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Prizzi's Glory
1990 - Prizzi's Glory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780451164681
ISBN-10: 0451164687
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

Emperor of America
1990 - Emperor of America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671686437
ISBN-10: 0671686437
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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La Gloria de Prizzi
1990 - La Gloria De Prizzi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432240232
ISBN-10: 8432240230
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Oldest Confession
1988 - Oldest Confession (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099530800
ISBN-10: 0099530805
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Ole Mole Great Recipes in the Classic Mexican Tradition
1988 - Ole Mole Great Recipes in the Classic Mexican Tradition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780878336203
ISBN-10: 0878336206
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Prizzi's Glory
1988 - Prizzi's Glory (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780525246893
ISBN-10: 0525246894
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Manchurian Candidate
1988 - Manchurian Candidate ["Read Along"] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780886468224
ISBN-10: 0886468221
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The Ecstasy Business
1988 - The Ecstasy Business (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736612838
ISBN-10: 0736612831
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