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Florence of Arabia (Literature)
As Prince Bawad, ambasador to the U.S. from the Middle Eastern nation of Wasabia, prepares to return home after a twenty year posting in Washington, D.C., one of his four wives, Nazarah, decides to stay behind in the U.S. Knowing that her husband, the Prince, would never willingly allow her to stay behind, Nazarah decides to flee their residence in one of their cars and seek asylm. Having little experience in driving a car, Nazarah, ends up crashing th...
Florence of Arabia (Thriller/Action)
After an acquaintance is beheaded back in her native country after trying to flee her marriage, state department employee Firenze “Florence” Farfaletti writes a shocking government paper and sends a copy to her boss' boss. She proposes a plan to begin liberating Islamic women to help stabilize the politics of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims. Her superior thinks she has just thrown away her career and caused irreparable harm to his own, but much to Flor...
Little Green Men (Thriller/Action)
This is Christopher Buckley's satirical story on extraterrestrial life and the way things are run inside the Washington Beltway. Jack Banion, the caustic, popular Washington, DC based political talk show host who has enough clout to get the President to appear on his weekly Sunday morning broadcast, is also a syndicated columnist and a very much in-demand paid public speaker. Abducted by what he thinks are aliens while searching for errant tee shots ju...
Little Green Men (Science Fiction)
An acerbic Washington political pundit is driven to the edge by a cynical, unstable government agent whose job is to discredit administration opponents by making them believe they have been abducted, probed and released by aliens. The pundit's life is turned upside down when it gets out that he believes that he, too, has been been kidnapped. The pundit turns the tables when he starts an explosively popular mass movement of abduction-believers. But are th...
No Way To Treat A First Lady
President Ken MacMann is a war hero, former governor, chronic philanderer and soon-to-be late leader of the free world. After midnight he returns to his White House bedroom and his wife Beth MacMann after his tryst in the Lincoln Bedroom with B-movie actress Babette Van Anka and is involved in an angry confrontation with his spouse. The President is found dead the following morning and all fingers point to the First Lady, as he is found with a bruise a...
Thank You For Smoking (Thriller/Action)
Christopher Buckley has given the world a hero to hate. Nick Naylor is the Tobacco Industry's public spokesman and despised by the media and anti-smoking forces alike. This humorously toned thriller set in Washington, DC amid the power struggles of the federal government, special interest groups and big corporations. Early on Nick becomes a kidnapping victim. An attempt on his life fails when the dozens of nicotine patches covering his body fail to k...
Thank You for Smoking (Literature)
Christopher Buckley has written a fine, comic novel that does his famous sire (WFB, Jr.) proud. He deftly weaves in to his plot the relationship between freedom, responsibility, and the effects of lying on the individual's character. One of the finest novels in the last 5 years or so....
The White House Mess
The new presidency of Democrat Thomas N. Tucker gets off to an auspicious start when outgoing President Ronald Reagan won't relinquish the Oval Office and step down on Inauguration Day. Herbert Wadlough, as Deputy Chief of Staff must do his best to work through every crisis, large and small, during the term in office of his good friend from Boise, Idaho. Wadlough and his family, son Herbert, Jr., wife Joan, and daughter Joan must adapt to the culture s...
Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital
Christopher Buckley has adopted the city of Washington, DC as his home for over twenty years and shows his love for it in this travelogue. He has proposed four easy-to-accomplish walking tours of the city each maximizing the grand testaments to America's founders, fallen heroes, and accomplishments. With every step along the way he explains historical information, little known facts, odd trivia, and related anecdotes of his own brush with the political...
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