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Author Just, Ward S.

Title Echo House / Ward Just.

Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  813.54 JUST {Bund28 20111209}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes "A Peter Davison book."
Summary This is a novel about the will to power of one American family, the Behls of Washington, D.C. Their world turns on secrets - family secrets, state secrets, secrets divulged, secrets misunderstood, secrets denied. At the center of the story stands Echo House, the family mansion, exerting its own field of force. Three generations of men in the Behl family Adolph - his son Axel, and his grandson Alec - as well as the women they marry and sleep with, pursue power and influence from before the New Deal through the Cold War and far past the Gulf War. They live off-the-record lives and love off-the-record women. And the women tell their story.
Echo House is populated not only by actual and fictional presidents and candidates but by White House staffers, by fortune-tellers and adventuresses, by powerful journalists male and female, by lawyers and bankers young and old, honest and dishonest, by researchers and diplomats. Nearly all the characters are Beltway insiders: rumor spreaders, power brokers, secret keepers, senators, investigators, spies, would-be ambassadors, and the canniest survivor of them all, a women who in the 1950s declared her intentions to become first lady and finally succeeded.
Subject Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- Fiction.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Political fiction.
ISBN 0395856973
0395901383 (pbk.)