Wag the Dog: A Novel

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Once upon a time there was a mean, dying GOP chairman who had a brilliant scheme to assure that his man would retain the office of president of the United States of America. And the only man who could pull off this elaborate plan was a celebrated Hollywood director. Add to the mix a left-coast gumshoe named Broz who is trapped among cover-ups, undercover work, and his own morality, a cast of bicoastal desperate characters, and the stage is set for a powerful D.C./L.A. production. From Edgar award winning author Larry Beinhart, Wag the Dog was the most brilliant political satire of the last decade. It was made into a classic film by Barry Levinson, and, fortunately, is now back in print.
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About the author

Larry Beinhart is the Edgar award-winning author of No One Rides for Free, You Get What you Pay For, Foreign Exchange, and American Hero. He was the Raymond Chandler Fellow at Oxford University.
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Publisher
Bold Type Books
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Published on
Apr 29, 2009
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9780786740031
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Political
Fiction / Westerns
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