A Planet for the President

A Planet for the President

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It is the near future and things are not going well for the President of the United States. He wants Americans to be adored by everyone but half the planet seems to be in a permanent state of insurrection against US power. What's more, there's a growing environmental crisis that even he can't ignore. It's one thing when there are floods in Bangladesh, quite another when almost 2,000 Americans die in flooding in Texas. His advisers warn him he could be remembered as the President who wrecked the planet. The President is persuaded of one simple fact: there are too many people in the world. Only radical action can deal with the problem. His advisors come up with a solution more ruthless than anything ever contemplated before. Appalled, the president refuses to go along with their plan. But it isn't long before he is committed to thinking the unthinkable ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752865668
  • 9780752865669
  • 2,099,069

Review quote

'Dr Strangelove for the Eco generation.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'This novel is an absolute delight... A funny book by a brilliant satirist, it also has the cill of the possible, the power of the probable.' SAGA MAGAZINEshow more

About Alistair Beaton

Alistair Beaton is one of the country's leading satirical writers, and makes frequent appearances on Radio 4. His hit comedy Feelgood won the Evening Standard Award in 2001show more

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77 ratings
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4 40% (31)
3 32% (25)
2 10% (8)
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