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  • ISBN 1400067634
  • ISBN13 978-1400067633
  • Language English
  • Author Jim Lehrer
  • Publisher Random House; 1 edition (April 20, 2010)
  • Pages 209
  • Formats doc rtf lrf azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1860 kb
  • Size Fb2 1911 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 989

In the tradition of Murder on the Orient Express, Jim Lehrer brings together a cast of characters as fascinating as the historic train that will carry them from Chicago to Los Angeles. In its heyday, the Santa Fe railroad’s famous Super Chief was so replete with wealth and celebrity that it became known as “The Train of the Stars.” And so we find it in April of 1956, embarking from the Windy City for its trip across the Plains to the West Coast.    Climbing aboard is an amazing spectrum of passengers. There’s Darwin Rinehart, a once great Hollywood producer whose most recent movie was a total flop and who now faces bankruptcy and shame. In a dark recess of a train car hides a mysterious, disheveled, sickly man who has not paid for a ticket, smuggled inside by an unscrupulous porter. Millionaire Otto Wheeler arrives in a wheelchair; deathly ill, he knows that this will be his last trip on the great train. Clark Gable causes a stir when he steps aboard, and though he’s ridden these rails for years, indulging in booze and women with equal fervor, those around him sense that this time, something is different. And finally there’s former President Harry Truman, distinguished, congenial, and constantly accompanied, for his protection, by a railroad detective.     As the Super Chief pulls out of Dearborn Station, the passengers—famous and infamous, anonymous and enigmatic—can’t possibly imagine what lies ahead. For as the train gains speed, a series of deadly events unfolds.   Full of remarkable detail and passion for a lost world of opulence and all its intrigue and delights, Jim Lehrer’s Super spins a complex web of suspense. The twists and turns will keep readers turning the pages at top speed to finish one of the most captivating stories of Lehrer’s prolific career.

I remember the all night train rides. Jim Lehrer captures the atmosphere with what I thought was a great yarn.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). I remember the all night train rides. And then I found out it was a mostly true story. A story so bizarrely real, it couldn't be. But it was. If you are at a loss at what to read, read anything by Jim Lehrer. No matter how strange it becomes, it's likely to be real.

I like Jim Lehrer and have enjoyed several of his books in the past, but this one was just plain b-o-r-i-n-g. He's gone to the "transportation" well too many times and Super shows it. Sorry, Jim, but maybe you should stick to the electronic media.

April 1956: Climbing aboard the Sante Fe railroad’s famous Super Chief is an amazing spectrum of passengers. There’s Darwin Rinehart, a once great Hollywood producer who now faces bankruptcy.

This is Jim Lehrer's eleventh novel. He has also written two books of nonfiction and three plays. Библиографические данные. Purple Dots: A Novel.

James Charles Lehrer (/ˈlɛərər/; born May 19, 1934) is an American journalist and novelist. Presidential Election campaigns. He is an author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books that draw upon his experience as a newsman, along with his interests in history and politics.

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Super: A Novel - Jim Lehrer की लिखी हुई ई-किताब As the Super Chief pulls out of Dearborn Station, the passengers-famous and infamous, anonymous and enigmatic-can’t possibly imagine what lies ahead

Super: A Novel - Jim Lehrer की लिखी हुई ई-किताब. पने कंप्यूटर, Android या iOS डिवाइस पर Google Play किताबें ऐप्लिकेशन में यह किताब पढ़ें. ढ़ते समय नोट बनाएं, हाइलाइट करें, बुकमार्क करें या ऑफ़लाइन पढ़ने के लिए डाउनलोड करें. As the Super Chief pulls out of Dearborn Station, the passengers-famous and infamous, anonymous and enigmatic-can’t possibly imagine what lies ahead. For as the train gains speed, a series of deadly events unfolds. ेखक के बारे में. This is Jim Lehrer’s twentieth novel.

Talk about Super: A Novel


Blackseeker
This is the first book by the well known auther that I have read. It is an interesting look behind the scenes at a variety of things, The Super Chief, Hollywood of the '50s, atomic testing, etc. While the ending was a bit trite and obvious it was still an interesting read. The author captured the feeling of the era well. My major problem was the inclusion of a subplot with a decidedly modern sensibility, it was a bit jarring, it felt as if the whole purpose of the book was to get that particular subplot into the spotlight. As I said, an interesting read, I will be reading more by this author, I will just have to be aware of the potential for certain political leanings to surface.
Raniconne
I love trains and old movies so I thought I would enjoy it. Completely the opposite. The characters are thin, the plot is contrived and it takes an epilogue to explain the story. Hide the women and children and run away from this title.
Hanelynai
I remember the all night train rides. Jim Lehrer captures the atmosphere with what I thought was a great yarn. And then I found out it was a mostly true story. A story so bizarrely real, it couldn't be. But it was. If you are at a loss at what to read, read anything by Jim Lehrer. No matter how strange it becomes, it's likely to be real.
Folsa
I love trains, and the Super Chief most of all. And I love mysteries. Murder on the Orient Express is a great story. This novel, not so much. It was far from being a "page turner". I found the characters thin and uninteresting, and the plot meandering and unfocused. I rambles on slowly and never really gets a head of steam. It was a great idea though.
Nnulam
This is just a good "old fashioned" page turner, so full of good writing and interesting situations that one can hardly put it down. A great read all-around.
A real MUST for those who have traveled by rail. Full of romance and intrigue.

Move over Agatha!
Dianantrius
I had high hopes for this book. First, I really like Jim Lehrer and second, I love trains. However, the book was really light-weight. I thought the incorporation of movie stars into the plot did not work well at all.
Wal
Enjoyed a lot, especially with the characters on board the train.
I didn't enjoy this novel nearly as much as I thought I would. The story takes place on the Super Chief, a luxury railroad line, in 1956. A murder is committed on board, and a variety of notorious characters happen to be riding the train at the time, including former president Harry Truman and legendary actor Clark Gable. I thought the premise of the book had great potential for suspense and intrigue, but I thought the entire book was pretty flat, especially the portrayals of these well-known characters, which was a big disappointment. This just isn't a very good book.