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  • ISBN 0446401749
  • ISBN13 978-0446401746
  • Language English
  • Author Ross Thomas
  • Publisher Mysterious Pr; Reprint edition (November 1, 1993)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats docx mbr azw rtf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1508 kb
  • Size Fb2 1899 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 294

A large sum of money brings former campaign manager and Washington insider Harvey Longmire out of retirement and on the trail of a missing union leader, a trail that leads through the seamy side of the Capital's political scene. Reprint.

The winner of the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award, Ross Thomas (1926–1995) was a prolific author whose political thrillers drew praise for their blend of wit and suspense.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. The winner of the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award, Ross Thomas (1926–1995) was a prolific author whose political thrillers drew praise for their blend of wit and suspense. Born in Oklahoma City, Thomas grew up during the Great Depression, and served in the Philippines during World War II.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A large sum of money brings former campaign manager and Washington insider Harvey Longmire out of retirement and on the trail of a missing union leader.

Yellow-Dog Contract book. I like Ross Thomas because he writes dialog like Raymond Chandler: men doing their work competently, even though the work isn’t very satisfying. He reminds me a lot of Robert Ludlum, except Ludlum dealt with international and Cold War politics, instead of domestic/local politics and crime. My biggest beef is his inability to write about women.

An ace campaign operative comes out of retirement to investigate a chilling disappearance.

I stopped the pickup, switched off the engine, reached into the glove compartment, and took out a pair of binoculars. Through the glasses I could see them moving down to the garden. Through the glasses I could see them moving down to the garden f them and recognized the one in the lead. He was a big, twelve-point buck deer, an old and valued acquaintance, the kind that a Texan might say of, We’ve howdied, but we ain’t shook. With him were two does. The deer were moving into the garden to eat my corn and grow fat. I didn’t mind. A lot of deer hung around the farm

An ex-political operative is a master of dirty tricks, but now he’s mixed up in something far worse: Ross Thomas is without peer in American suspense (Los Angeles Times). There are few jobs that Harvey Longmire hasn’t had. He’s been a crime reporter, Louisiana state legislator, foreign correspondent, and-briefly-a decoy for the CIA.

Электронная книга "Yellow-Dog Contract", Ross Thomas The novel was a hit, winning Thomas an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and establishing the characters Mac McCorkle and Mike Padillo.

Электронная книга "Yellow-Dog Contract", Ross Thomas. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Yellow-Dog Contract" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. The novel was a hit, winning Thomas an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and establishing the characters Mac McCorkle and Mike Padillo. Thomas followed it up with three more novels about McCorkle and Padillo, the last of which was published in 1990.

Ross Thomas (author). Yellow Dog Contract (1976). Boy" Howdy is mentioned in two of the Wu/Durant books, one of them Out On The Rim, but might be two different characters. Ross Thomas (February 19, 1926 in Oklahoma City – December 18, 1995 in Santa Monica, California) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is best known for his witty thrillers that expose the mechanisms of professional politics. Chinaman's Chance (1978). The Eighth Dwarf (1979). a b Sara Paretsky (preface) in Ross Thomas (2003).

A former campaign manager leaves a pleasant semi-retirement to investigate the disappearance of a famous union leader.

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Eyalanev
It’s been so long since labor unions have appeared high on our radar screens here in the US that you may be unaware what the phrase “yellow-dog contract” means. I for one had forgotten. Well, it turns out that such a contract, or a clause in a contract, requires that a new employee never join a union. And that archaic concept is the hook at the centerpiece of this brilliant novel about dirty politics, union style. The book was published in 1976, so the concept was by no means archaic then.

The reigning master of dirty tricks

Though not yet 40, Harvey Longmire has long since retired to his farm near Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, as Yellow-Dog Contract opens. There he lives with his wife and a zoo’s worth of animals when two men from his checkered past show up in a large Mercedes. Murfin and Quane were his henchmen in an unsuccessful union election campaign a dozen years earlier, when their candidate, the incumbent president of the Public Employees Union (PEU), narrowly lost to his challenger despite their considerable electioneering skills. Now the two men have come to enlist Harvey in an effort to find the man who defeated their candidate and has served as PEU’s president ever since: the man has disappeared, and shenanigans are afoot in the union under his successor. Harvey had proven himself the reigning master of dirty tricks in politics by winning eleven of the twelve “hopeless” Congressional and Senatorial campaigns he took on after their work together at the union. Their new boss, the multimillionaire head of a family foundation, insists that they bring Harvey back to investigate the disappearance of the PEU president, and he won’t take no for an answer.

A plot that twists, turns, and does little dances

You can expect three things above all in a novel by Ross Thomas: colorful, three-dimensional characters; dialog that is unfailingly witty and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny; and a plot that twists, turns, and does little dances before your very eyes. Yellow-Dog Contract offers all that and more, including a huge dollop of suspense. It would spoil the fun to describe any more of the story. Read it. You’ll thank me.

Falling union membership

By the end of World War II, the percentage of workers employed in the US economy who were members of labor unions peaked at more than one-third. Three decades later, in the mid-1970s, that proportion had fallen to between one-fourth and one-fifth. (In 2013 the share was 11.3%.) Most economists today consider this trend to be a major factor, and perhaps the greatest factor, in creating the yawning gap between rich and poor in America today. Undoubtedly, dirty tricks of the sort portrayed in Yellow-Dog Contract as well as corruption within a few major unions helped undermine the trade union movement. However, it’s clear that the biggest factor by far was a massively funded nationwide campaign by the American Right that began in the US Chamber of Commerce, gained steam throughout the 1970s, and continues today under Republican governors in such states as Wisconsin and Michigan.

About the author

According to his bio on Wikipedia, Ross Thomas “served with the infantry in the Philippines during World War II. He worked as a public relations specialist, correspondent with the Armed Forces Network, union spokesman, and political strategist in the USA, Bonn (Germany), and Nigeria before becoming a writer.” Is it any wonder that Thomas would be well positioned to write Yellow-Dog Contract and so many other great books about dirty politics?
Kaghma
For some unknown reason I seem to have missed reading many of the Ross Thomas books when they were first written a number of years ago. But, now that I have found them, again, they are a delight to read!

This Particular story starts off a bit slow, as do some of the other Ross Thomas books, but a very dramatic and unexpected ending more than makes up for any slow plot development.

I strongly recommend all of the Ross Thomas books to anyone who enjoys interesting, well written and somewhat humorous stories about people who could live down the street from you.
Tygralbine
Ross Thomas is an unsung master of the Political Thriller genre. Although Yellow-Dog Contract is one of his lesser efforts, it still provides an entertaining look at 1970s America, filled with cynical and amusing characters.
Manazar
The author is great. It is a pleasant change from the now normal serial killer novels.
Jugami
The story was good, but the book was received in terrible condition.
Mezilabar
is the very best of the humorous mystery writers. I either have or have read all of his books even those under Oliver Bleek.
Modred
Ross Thomas is excellent he writes clever interesting books. His books are not formula silly mysteries that are so popular and are cranked out today . His books can be reread . This is not his best book but it is still better than most mystery books published recently. He is a readers dream.
Great novel!