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    DescriptionA PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, "The Fourth K." President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears-good looks, privilege, wealth-and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles' assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.


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    Title
    The Fourth K
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mario Puzo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 99 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345476739
    ISBN 10: 0345476735
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: GBCB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: BIO013000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000, FIC031000
    LC classification: PS3566.U9, PS3566.U9 F68 2004
    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000, FIC037000
    Thema V1.0: DS, DNB, GBCB, FJ, FBA, FH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    23 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    MARIO PUZO was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, "The Dark Arena" and "The Fortunate Pilgrim." In 1978, he published "Fools Die," followed by "The Sicilian, ""The Fourth K," "The Last Don," "Omerta, "and" The Family." Mario Puzo has also written several screenplays, including "Earthquake, Superman, " and all three "Godfather" movies, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home on Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.
    Review quote
    "[A] CLASSIC PAGE-TURNER . . . "THE FOURTH K" HAS ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU LOOK FOR IN A THRILLER." -"The Washington Post" "FAST-PACED, SATISFYING . . . FINE ENTERTAINMENT." -"Los Angeles Times"
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    A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, "The Fourth K. President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears-good looks, privilege, wealth-and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles' assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.