Mack to the Rescue (Stories and Storytellers)

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When he’s not anchoring the NewsHour on PBS, Jim Lehrer may be found casting a satirical eye at America’s heartland in such books as Crown Oklahoma and The Sooner Spy. Mack to the Rescue is the latest of his successful One-Eyed Mack novels. Set in Oklahoma and tracing the exploits of a fictional lieutenant governor, the series allows Lehrer to address contemporary national issues with a unique blend of humor and insight.

When Governor “Buffalo Joe” Hayman calls for privatizing state government, Mack decides to oppose his re-election bid, but a medical mishap prevents Mack from running. While attending a lieutenant governors’ conference in Washington, he suddenly collapses. Hospitalized, he is given a heart bypass operation intended for another patient. Mack backs out of the race and throws his support behind his flaky friend and former state house Speaker, Luther Wallace. Embroiled in a medical malpractice suit while following Luther’s questionable shenanigans, Mack finally has no choice but to come to the rescue when the governor’s race takes a particularly ugly turn.

Rife with Oklahoma-isms and brimming with memorable characters, this is political satire at its best, employing ironic twists and sharp dialogue to poke fun at government foibles. Inventive and hilarious, it demonstrates once again that Lehrer knows Middle America and its ways all too well.

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Jim Lehrer novelist, playwright, and award-winning journalist is best known as executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Lehrer was a political columnist early in his career for the Dallas Times-Herald. In the past five presidential elections, he served as moderator for ten of the nationally televised debates among the candidates. This is his eighteenth novel, and the eighth in the One-Eyed Mack series. Lehrer lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate. They have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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Baited by the host of Sooner Sam Screams at Noon, a radio call-in show, Oklahoma governor Buffalo Joe Hayman boldly announces that he will privatize the whole entire state government. One-Eyed Mack, the lieutenant governor, knows that the Second Man of Oklahoma must now challenge the First Man in the primary election to save Oklahoma from ruin. Through seven One-Eyed Mack novels, the anchor of PBS’s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer has genially satirized U.S. politics and extolled the virtues of simpler times, simpler places, and good people. But this eighth Mack novel is different: nearly every page suggests that Lehrer is really angry with privatization, the corporatization of nearly everything, Republicans, insurance companies, talk-radio bloviators, political lies, and the manipulation of voters who accept simpleminded solutions to complex problems. Most readers of this series tend to picture Mack as Jim Lehrer with an eye patch; it’s hard to imagine gentle-spirited Lehrer as angry and venting, but that image is hard to dismiss here. That said, this is another fine addition to an outstanding series. --Thomas Gaughan

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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 216 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. FICTION. A new One-Eyed Mack novel takes on the politics of Middle America. When he's not anchoring the NewsHour on PBS, Jim Lehrer may be found casting a satirical eye at America's heartland in such books as Crown Oklahoma and The Sooner Spy. Mack to the Rescue is the latest of his successful One-Eyed Mack novels. Set in Oklahoma and tracing the exploits of a fictional lieutenant governor, the series allows Lehrer to address contemporary national issues with a unique blend of humor and insight. When Governor "Buffalo Joe" Hayman calls for privatizing state government, Mack decides to oppose his re-election bid, but a medical mishap prevents Mack from running. While attending a lieutenant governors' conference in Washington, he suddenly collapses. Hospitalized, he is given a heart bypass operation intended for another patient. Mack backs out of the race and throws his support behind his flaky friend and former state house Speaker, Luther Wallace. Embroiled in a medical malpractice suit while following Luther's questionable shenanigans, Mack finally has no choice but to come to the rescue when the governor's race takes a particularly ugly turn. Rife with Oklahoma-isms and brimming with memorable characters, this is political satire at its best, employing ironic twists and sharp dialogue to poke fun at government foibles. Inventive and hilarious, it demonstrates once again that Lehrer knows Middle America and its ways all too well. Jim LehrerÑnovelist, playwright, and award-winning journalistÑis best known as executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Lehrer was a political columnist early in his career for the Dallas Times-Herald. In the past five presidential elections, he served as moderator for ten of the nationally televised debates among the candidates. This is his eighteenth novel, and the eighth in the One-Eyed Mack series. Lehrer lives in Washington, D.C., with his novelist wife, Kate. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. (Key Words: Jim Lehrer, Oklahoma Stories, Novels, Fiction, Middle America). This is Volume 6 in the Oklahoma Stories & Storyte. book. Bookseller Inventory # 55127X1

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