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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
Winter Kills
2005 - Winter Kills (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780753819821
ISBN-10: 0753819821

The Manchurian Candidate
2003 - The Manchurian Candidate (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780965931540
ISBN-10: 0965931544
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Emperor of America
2002 - Emperor of America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743244824
ISBN-10: 0743244826
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Illustrated Method for Flute
2001 - Illustrated Method for Flute (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780786649556
ISBN-10: 0786649550

Prizzi's Money
1995 - Prizzi's Money (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517158661
ISBN-10: 0517158663

Prizzi's Money
1995 - Prizzi's Money (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786001675
ISBN-10: 0786001674
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Entwining
1994 - The Entwining (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781855015678
ISBN-10: 1855015676
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Venerable Bead
1993 - The Venerable Bead (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718136925
ISBN-10: 0718136926

The Venerable Bead
1992 - The Venerable Bead (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312083311
ISBN-10: 0312083319
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Prizzi's Honour
1992 - Prizzi's Honour (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747410201
ISBN-10: 0747410208
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Prizzi's Glory
1991 - Prizzi's Glory (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736620765
ISBN-10: 0736620761

The Final Addiction
1991 - The Final Addiction (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312063535
ISBN-10: 0312063539
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Prizzi's Family
1991 - Prizzi's Family (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736620093
ISBN-10: 0736620095

La Gloria de Prizzi
1990 - La Gloria De Prizzi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432240232
ISBN-10: 8432240230

Oldest Confession
1988 - Oldest Confession (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099530800
ISBN-10: 0099530805

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

Manchurian Candidate
1988 - Manchurian Candidate ["Read Along"] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780886468224
ISBN-10: 0886468221

The Ecstasy Business
1988 - The Ecstasy Business (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780736612838
ISBN-10: 0736612831

The Oldest Confession
1988 - The Oldest Confession (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781855014336
ISBN-10: 1855014335

Prizzi's Family
1987 - Prizzi's Family (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780515091069
ISBN-10: 0515091065
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

1972 - Talent for Loving or the Great Cowboy Race [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)