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The Landing, a Novel of Washington and World War II

Haynes Johnson and Howard Simons

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ISBN 10: 0394541286 / ISBN 13: 9780394541280
Published by Villard Books, New York, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Authors' first book, first novel. Signed by Howard Simons on the title page. A fascinating suspenseful thriller abnout intelligence work in WWII. Book and DJ have a chip at the back cover edge. Bookseller Inventory # 004257

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Title: The Landing, a Novel of Washington and World...

Publisher: Villard Books, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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A Nazi plan to infiltrate key institutions and, ultimately, to assassinate President Franklin Delano Roosevelt challenges the daring and ingenuity of the three Americans who can thwart it--government investigator Henry Wyatt Eaton, FBI employee ConstanceAiken, and Leon Thomas, a dedicated black cop

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During the torrid summer of 1942 several blacks were murdered in wartime Washington, D.C. A lone black police sergeant and a young naval officer get hold of opposite ends of the thread, whose middle anchors an audacious German plot. Saboteurs intent on destabilizing the capital have been landed on isolated East Coast beaches. Two agents are assigned to wreak maximum havoc by mounting assassination attempts on President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill (then visiting Roosevelt). The suspense is made all the more real by the re-creation of authentic details of character, circumstance, and atmosphere. The mood of racial tension in heavily segregated Washington is especially effective. This is a first novel by two highly regarded journalists who cut their working teeth on Washington's flinty realities. Barbara Conaty, Medical Coll. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee<br />Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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