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The Better Angels (SIGNED Plus Note)

McCarry, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0525066314 / ISBN 13: 9780525066316
Published by Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1979
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front end page: "To Dan Monte.with good wishes. Chas McCarry, 1983". Hint of light foxing to page edges. DJ has light crease on inside front flap. $9.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes laid-in a short handwritten initialed note from author: "1/3/83- Dear Mr. Monte. Of course send the books to me at (Northampton MA address), Yours, CMcC" (Bonus: Comes with a unsigned Overlook Press hard cover copy of McCarry's novel "The Tears of Autumn"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010008

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Title: The Better Angels (SIGNED Plus Note)

Publisher: Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

When Charles McCarry's The Better Angels was first published almost thirty years ago, one reviewer lamented that his premise--that terrorists would use passenger-filled airliners as tools of terror--was so incredible as to be an obstacle to the reader's suspension of disbelief. In retrospect, this was to be just one of many of the novel's facets that would prove to be prophetic.

The novel takes place in an election year, close to the turn of the century, in a deeply polarized America. The presidential race matches a tall, lantern-jawed liberal against a far-right former businessman with deep ties to the energy industry. The principal threat to the country comes from Islamic terrorists who are almost impossible to track down, are led by an Arab prince made rich by oil, and are desperate to acquire nuclear bombs to use against Israel or major American cities.

And the similarities don't end there. Written at the height of the Cold War, McCarry's foresight and crisp language produced a masterpiece perhaps more applicable to the world today as it was when first written.

About the Author:

Charles McCarry is the author, most recently, of Christopher’s Ghosts, and has written ten acclaimed novels featuring Paul Christopher and his family (all available from Overlook). During the Cold War, he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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