One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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Farley was a political manager of the twentieth century , of Eisenhower I believe ,
and the method he invented for handling the personal relations of politics was as
revolutionary as the German invention of staff command was to warfare .
self was the Expansionist Party , not merely its most prominent leader but its
political philosopher and greatest statesman . Expansionism had hardly been
more than a “ Manifest Destiny ” movement when the party was founded , a
I discovered that both politics and economics could make engrossing reading ;
those subjects had never been real to me ... I ' ve been trying to get the Tommie
overhauled with one hand while helping Rog with political chores with the other .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review