M Gross; Martin L. Gross Man of Destiny

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Man of Destiny

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The most popular politician of his time because of his incorruptibility and reputation for bucking the system, congressman Charlie Palmer finds himself targeted by dangerous Washington forces that would keep him from running for president. Reprint.

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MARTIN L. GROSS, has written more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Government Racket: Washington Waste from A to Z, which began the serious debate over capricious and wasteful government, and A Call for Revolution, as well as The End of Sanity, The Medical Racket and The Conspiracy of Ignorance. His 1995 bestseller, The Tax Racket, exposed the excesses of the IRS and asked for its elimination. He has testified before the U. S. Congress five times. Three of his prior nonfiction works, The Brain Watchers, The Doctors, and The Psychological Society, stimulated public debate in the fields of psychological testing, medicine, and psychiatry, resulting in Congressional hearings and reforms. Mr. Gross has been a member of the faculty of The New School for Social Research and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Science at New York University. He lives and works in suburban Connecticut.

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Veteran muckraker Gross, who has battled big government in such books as Government Racket, Call for Revolution, and Tax Racket, here takes his message to the pages of political fiction. Just months after he takes his congressional seat, 43-year-old software company exec Charlie Palmer narrowly misses getting a vice presidential nod at his party's convention, then runs for president himself as an independent. Fearing the promised reforms of populist Palmer (eliminate political parties and the Electoral College, and reduce government), forces of the establishment will stop at nothing to curb him. Gross provides romance, betrayal, blackmail, and murder, plus his own positions on topics ranging from the Mining Act of 1872 to the Air Force "Airline of the VIPs." Characters are two-dimensional and their dialogue tends to the clunky (with all those messages to deliver), but the anti^-status quo, anti^-big government philosophy is consistent, and justice prevails. Michele Leber

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