Memories of the Ford Administration (Penguin Modern Classics)

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When a history professor - Alfred Clayton, the hero of John Updike's fifteenth novel - is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well: his unfinished book on 19th-century president James Buchanan.

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When a history professor - Alfred Clayton - is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well: his unfinished book on 19th-century president James Buchanan.

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"An Engrossingly Clever Novel About Sex And The Presidency." -- Nicholas Von Hoffman
"Quintessential Updike...[A] comic and melancholy reflection on politics and passion." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Compelling...Alf's life and times are light and funny; Buchanan's are dark and serious. Alternating between the two, Mr. Updike entertains and instructs...in gorgeous prose."

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"Quintessential Updike . . . [a] comic and melancholy reflection on politics and passion."--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Updike has the ability to evoke the micro-epochs that fascinate us. He can bring to life what seem to those of us who have lived them the vital differences between the decades of our lives."--"Chicago Tribune"
"Compelling . . . Alf's life and times are light and funny; Buchanan's are dark and serious. Alternating between the two, Mr. Updike entertains and instructs . . . in gorgeous prose."--"The Wall Street Journal"

Quintessential Updike . . . [a] comic and melancholy reflection on politics and passion. "The New York Times Book Review"
Updike has the ability to evoke the micro-epochs that fascinate us. He can bring to life what seem to those of us who have lived them the vital differences between the decades of our lives. "Chicago Tribune"
Compelling . . . Alf s life and times are light and funny; Buchanan s are dark and serious. Alternating between the two, Mr. Updike entertains and instructs . . . in gorgeous prose. "The Wall Street Journal""

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