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Echo House

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Publisher:
Mariner Books,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Language:
English
Description
This family saga from a National Book Award finalist is a "brilliantly orchestrated tale of several generations of Washington, D.C., insiders" ( Booklist ). In this epic and acutely observed novel, three generations of a family of Washington power brokers vie for influence over the fate of the nation. In the 1930s, Sen. Adolph Behl and his wife, Constance, buy historic mansion Echo House with the vision of transforming it into Washington's greatest salon--an auspicious base camp from which the senator can launch his "final ascent," and son Axel can prepare his first. Across decades of secrets, betrayals, victories, and humiliations, the Behl family will fight to remain near the center, and behind the scenes, of American political power--from the New Deal to Watergate and beyond. "A fascinating if ultimately painful fairy tale, complete with . . . a family curse . . . The decline of the Behls represents the decline of Washington from the bright dawn of the American century into the gathering shadows of an alien new millennium." -- The Washington Post "Puts the standard run-of-the-mill Washington novel to shame . . . It is Mr. Just's intimate portrait of the city that makes his book so convincing." -- The New York Times "Will be read in a century's time by anyone seeking to understand how we lived." -- Detroit Free Press "[Ward's] stories put him in the category reserved for writers who work far beyond the fashions of the times. . . . Masterpieces of balance, focus, and hidden order." -- Chicago Tribune "He has earned a place on the shelf just below Edith Wharton and Henry James." -- Newsweek
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9780547525808
054752580
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