Once again the lid comes off a big business---only this time what emerges when the dust settles is a rosy picture indeed....

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THE MERGER

Once again the lid comes off a big business---only this time what emerges when the dust settles is a rosy picture indeed. Les Madigan and his boss and close friend Herb Powell face an uncertain future as their TV station merges into a giant chain controlled by a Texas financial wizard. Many are fired, but Les and Herb hang on struggling for footing on the ladder, and in the end Herb moves to Bigger Things in New York while Les is put in complete charge in Chicago. Of course, friendships suffer, wives too, no matter how understanding they are, and Les has a heart attack which almost determines him to quit the rat-race; but recuperation brings a renewal of vigor and self-dedication as he realizes that his associates, both friends and enemies, are the backbone of America... or so the author proposes. Without the bite of the usual satiric expose type this novel seems flabby. Though the author writes from personal experience, situations and characters are ""typical"" rather than fresh, and the author's brand of thinking as stamped on these pages seems shallow and unsatisfying.

Pub Date: Oct. 16, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958