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Echo House.pdf This family saga from a National Book Award finalist is a “brilliantly orchestrated tale of several generations of Washington DC insiders” Booklist In this epic and acutely observed novel three geThis family saga from a National Book Award finalist is a “brilliantly orchestrated tale of several generations of Washington DC insiders” Booklist In this epic and acutely observed novel three generations of a family of Washington power brokers vie for influence over the fate of the nation In the 1930s Sen Adolph Behl and his wife Constance buy historic mansion Echo House with the vision of transforming it into Washington’s greatest salon—an auspicious base camp from which the senator can launch his “final ascent” and son Axel c.

An prepare his first   Across decades of secrets betrayals victories and humiliations the Behl family will fight to remain near the center and behind the scenes of American political power—from the New Deal to Watergate and beyond   “A fascinating if ultimately painful fairy tale complete with    a family curse    The decline of the Behls represents the decline of Washington from the bright dawn of the American century into the gathering shadows of an alien new millennium” — The Washington Post   “Puts the standard run of.

echo kindle house book Echo House PDF/EPUBAn prepare his first   Across decades of secrets betrayals victories and humiliations the Behl family will fight to remain near the center and behind the scenes of American political power—from the New Deal to Watergate and beyond   “A fascinating if ultimately painful fairy tale complete with    a family curse    The decline of the Behls represents the decline of Washington from the bright dawn of the American century into the gathering shadows of an alien new millennium” — The Washington Post   “Puts the standard run of.

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PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ Ward Just was a war correspondent novelist and short story authorWard Just graduated from Cranbrook School in 1953 He briefly attended Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut He started his career as a print journalist for the Waukegan Illinois News Sun He was also a correspondent for Newsweek and The Washington Post from 1959 to 1969 after which he left journalism to write fictionHis i

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  1. Lobstergirl Lobstergirl says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBThis is a strange book I was hoping to like it since it's about Washington and politics and it was a National Book Award Finalist But none of the characters seem real or likeable and though it was published in 1997 it feels like it was written in the 1940s It is a musty read You just plod through the pages waiting for people to die and eventually some of them do


  2. Robert Wechsler Robert Wechsler says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBI read this novel because Just died recently I’d never read him and I has this novel on my shelves Well better late than never Just is an excellent writer and at least by the time he wrote this he had the courage to break the rules with a Washington novel that consists not of schemes and affairs but rather vignettes that take place on the sidelines of politics back stories unknown stories not really character sketches but where character plays an important role The novel is even multi generational in interesting ways Just is best when describing and his monologues are better than his dialogue which is ordinary; but there is far less dialogue here than in most such novelsThe only problem is that the novel is long winded at times a serious issue when there is so little plot


  3. Greg Greg says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBEcho House is the story about three generations of patrician Washington power brokers and their descending careers as American politics changed over time I will be honest I did not expect to like this novel and only read it because it was a finalist for the National Book Award I’m glad I read it – fantasticThe book starts with a disappointment The first generation was led by Adolph Behl and his wife Constance “She saw the great boulevards as canals and the White House as a palace in due course her husband in the Oval Office her son waiting his turn It m


  4. Quo Quo says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBReading a book chosen by others can be uite an interesting endeavor as is the case with a book discussion group Often one has no or very few preconceptions this was certainly the case with Echo House by Ward Just none of whose works I'd previously read It would seem that the name of the old Behl mansion in Washington DC is ap


  5. Celia Barry Celia Barry says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBThis wasn't an easy book to slog through I even had to take a break and read a mystery before tackling the second half of Echo House In this work of fiction political power in Washington rests with a few men most of whom are never elected to office Fortunately in Just's book these men are not seeking riches or glory but are truly dedicated to good government The media is mostly a handy tool the electorate doesn't seem to


  6. robin friedman robin friedman says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBA Novel Of Insider WashingtonWard Just's 1997 novel Echo House tells a story of intrigue power and sadness in following three generations of the Behls a fictitious family in Washington DC The family lives in a large historic Washington DC mansion Echo House which once hosted a conference between Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan Lincoln's shadow and the memory of the Civil War hang heavily over this book The story begins with Adolf Behl a senator who had been led to believe he would be the Democratic Party's nomination for vice president but was rudely denied The two


  7. Nichola Gutgold Nichola Gutgold says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBThe writing and the descriptions are beautiful and the story has a matriarchal bend and yet I could not total connect to this novel I will try another Ward Just book just to make sure that was bad


  8. Mal Warwick Mal Warwick says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBIt’s a commonplace that what transpires “inside the Beltway” that rings Washington DC is at best a poor reflection of American views and values Over the years scholars pollsters and pundits have attempted to understand this contrast but the mechanistic tools of science and the biases of political analysts fail to grasp the nuances of the way things get done in the nation’s capital Reading fiction is a better route to understanding the peculiar character of Washington’s insular community For example the work of Thomas Mallon Finale Watergate offers insight into the scandal plagued years of the Nixon and Reagan Administrations than anything else I’v


  9. Nikki Nikki says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBThis rather cerebral novel about 20th century American politics has little incident and a lot of analysis It follows three generations of a family important in Democratic politics from a disappointing night in the life of Senator Adolph Behl presumably during the Wilson administration to a dramatic night in the lives of his son and grandson Most of the Presidential administrations mentioned are real although the last one is not Axel Behl the Senator's son is involved in intelligence work the OSS and later on the periphery of the CIA; his son Alec is an attorney who fixes things in the capital None of them can really imagine living outside Washington though from time to time they do As one might expect of men so focused on their work their love lives are not happy This book would not be


  10. Pooch Pooch says:

    PDF/EPUB Echo House MOBI ´ ✓ early learning.co ✓ echo kindle, house book, Echo House PDF/EPUBscudnoun 1 swift movement a swift smooth movement2 clouds driven by wind low clouds that are driven swiftly by the wind3 sudden shower or gust a sudden shower of rain or gust of wind cross the Rubiconnoun to do something that commits you to a particular course of actionEarly 17th century After the stream in N Italy that Julius Caesar crossed illegally with his army in 49 BC making civil war inevitablepoint of no return a point at which any action taken commits the person taking it to a further course of action that cannot be avoidedThis story is splendid generational historical fiction about the unseen family of power players in WashingtonDC Fascinating insight results as the reader begins in the the salon of Echo House with the family scion Senator Adolph Behl and his wife Constance a demanding perfectionist Beginning with the Wilson administration the years unfold Players and Presidents come and go but the Behl family remains The Behl men are the Invisibles the men


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