The Manchurian candidate

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Everyone knows the controversial 1962 film of The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury, even though it was taken out of circulation for 25 years after JFK's assassination. Equally controversial on publication, and just as timely today, is Richard Condon's original novel. First published in 1959, The Manchurian Candidate is Condon's riveting take on a little-known corner of the cold war, the almost sci-fi concept of American soldiers captured, brainwashed, and programmed by their Chinese captors to return to the states as unsuspected political assassins. Condon's expert manipulation of the book's multiple themes - from anticommunist hysteria to megalomaniacal motherhood - makes this one of the most dazzling, and enduring, products of an unforgettable time. This classic of cold war paranoia includes a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Menand.
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Grouping Title manchurian candidate
Grouping Author condon richard
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display_description As compelling and disturbing as when it was first published in the midst of the Cold War, The Manchurian Candidate continues to enthrall readers with its electrifying action and shocking climax. Sgt. Raymond Shaw is a hero of the first order. He's an ex-prisoner of war who saved the life of his entire outfit, a winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the stepson of an influential senator, and the perfect assassin. Brainwashed during his time as a P.O.W., he is a "sleeper", a living weapon to be triggered by a secret signal. He will act without question, no matter what order he is made to carry out. To stop Shaw and those who now control him, his former commanding officer, Bennett Marco, must uncover the truth behind a twisted conspiracy of torture, betrayal, and power that will lead him to the highest levels of the government, and into the darkest recesses of his own mind.
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subject_facet Assassins -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Brainwashing -- Fiction, Cold War -- Fiction, Compact discs, Electronic books, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Large type books, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Political fiction, Politicians' spouses -- Fiction, Satire, Suspense fiction, Talking books
title_display The Manchurian candidate
title_full Manchurian candidate [electronic resource] Condon, Richard., Manchurian candidate [sound recording] / by Richard Condon, The Manchurian candidate / Richard Condon, The Manchurian candidate [electronic resource] Condon, Richard.
title_short The Manchurian candidate
topic_facet Assassins, Brainwashing, Cold War, Electronic books, Korean War, 1950-1953, Large type books, Mothers and sons, Political fiction, Politicians' spouses, Satire, Suspense fiction, Veterans