NOON ON THE THIRD DAY by James Hulbert


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Here is another novel of power politics, inherent compromise, and ""the survival of the most malleable"", set in Washington, centered around the last campaign of aging Senator John . The venerated liberal sage, noted for his history of pro-union activities must finally cast a vote to curb the power of the emerging giant; and his political sub costs him his career. To be expected, Hulbert plays with all the interacting forces in such a situation: the tough, old veterans of the picket line and the billy sticks; the newer college graduated bright boys of union relations; the lobbyists, the scandals, press, television, and the various straws which weight defeat. The issues are here; andly, the novel is not. Hulbert's central senator is a unidimensional caricature. The verbal strife is eminently undistinguished and riddled with Drury-derived cliche. Any occasional spurt of interest is handicapped by forces greater than itself.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1962
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston