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by Arthur Hailey


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How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! 0 Jonathan, thou wast slain in thy high places. They were led from the high pillared entrance hall up a rich red-carpeted marble stairway, through a wide, tapestried corridor and into the Long Drawing Room where small receptions such as tonight's were usually held. A big, elongated, shoe-box shaped room, high ceilinged, with crossbeams plastered over, it had the intimacy of a hotel lobby, though with rather more comfort.

This novel's plot follows the professional career of a Prime Minister of Canada, James McCallum Howden, who faces various challenges of governance relating to foreign policy during the Cold War and domestic issues, such as immigration reform.

With ‘In High Places’, Arthur Hailey describes the power struggle that takes place between warring political parties of Canada with each day bringing in new skirmishes and political maneuvers to haggle over. Though the Indian Lok Sabha maybe the epitome of ruckus with verbal blusters, sher-o-shayeris to woo the opposition, high theatrics when a point is not agreed to, the walkovers, the marshalling out, the general pandemonium in the house leaving an Finally, it happens not only in India!!!!!

I have always thought Arthur Hailey was a master story teller. I think he fell just a bit short in writing this book.

I have always thought Arthur Hailey was a master story teller. It is still worth reading though.

The Lament of David Part 1 December 23 rd On the afternoon and early evening of December 23rd, three events occurred, seemingly unconnected and, in distance, three thousand miles apart. One was a telephone call, over closely guarded circuits, from the President of the United States to the Prim. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! 0 Jonathan, thou wast slain in thy high places. Part 1 December 23 rd.

New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey takes readers into the highest echelons of government as two nations’ leaders prepare for a third world war. A call from the US president to Canada’s prime ministe. n intimate reception at the Ottawa residence of Her Majesty’s. n intimate reception at the Ottawa residence of Her Majesty’s governor general.

Through most of the journey into Ottawa the party director was silent, his face set grimly, his body tense with anger esponsible for the abortive pres.

Through most of the journey into Ottawa the party director was silent, his face set grimly, his body tense with anger esponsible for the abortive press conference on the airport ramp. More than others, perhaps, he could already visualize the hollowness of James Howden's statement about Immigration and Henri Duval as they would appear in print. Even more unfortunate, Richardson fumed, the Government - in the person of the Prime Minister - had taken a stand from which it would be exceedingly.

They were led from the high pillared entrance hall up a rich red-carpeted marble stairway, through a wide, tapestried corridor and into the Long Drawing Room where small receptions such as tonight's were usually held. So far, however, the invitingly grouped chairs and settees, upholstered in soft shades of turquoise and daffodil yellow, were unoccupied, the sixty or so guests standing, chatting in informal knots.

The high government officers have met to discuss the political situation in the world. First Howden wants to hear the ministers' points of view concerning the matter. As there is a possibility of a new world war, a nuclear one. Arthur Lexington, Minister of External Affairs, says the situation on the world arena looks quite bad and unstable. His words are "In my opinion, international tension at this moment is more serious and dangerous than at any other time since 1939". Here the author resorts to the allusion - to the catastrophic events of that time that has claimed millions.

Arthur Hailey In High Places.

A huge snow storm brings suspense and drama to airport and airline personnel responsible for the safe landing of one impaired aircraft. New York Times bestselling author Arthur Hailey's suspense-charged novel presents a terrifying question: What happens when a terrorist attack shuts down the power in America's largest state? In the middle of a sweltering July heat wave that has no end in sight, California's Golden State Power and Light is on overload.

A secret telephone call from the President of the United States to the Prime Minister of Canada precipitates a series of events which jeopardize the security of the two nations

Comments: (7)

Saintrius
If you are into politics this book is for you. The election we just went through makes this book seem more possible than it was when it was published. You see a lot of what happens in Canadian government but it also includes U.S. government too. While some of the other books that Arthur Hailey has written are more interesting this one is also good. You will have a real surprise ending.
Goktilar
Our world as it might have been. The world stands at the brink of a nuclear showdown. Canada seeks survival in this uncertain time. This is the formula that makes for an unusually insightful and even profound story about ordinary people living against this extraordinary backdrop.
This novel features excellent character development, and is a wonderful story of political intrigue, calculation, human weakness and ultimately the power of the human spirit. In fact, I rank this novel easily as Hailey's best, and it also ranks as one of my all-time favorites.
I learned more about Canada and the Canadian government reading this novel than I did in a semester of "The Politics of Canada" at UCLA. No kidding--this is a fascinating novel that tells a great story while acquainting the American reader with much of interest about our neighbor to the north.
Duktilar
I have read all of Mr Hailey’s books now. I have always thought Arthur Hailey was a master story teller. I think he fell just a bit short in writing this book. It is still worth reading though.
Manona
Good read kept my'm interest wish he would have taken the story through the speech. Another story perhaps. Characters were real and I knew them at the end.
Dorintrius
I enjoyed the story with all its twists and turns but even more I enjoyed the way the story encouraged me to consider the way of po!itics. I always enjoy Arthur Hailey.
Cordalas
I wanted an “ending”. This left a lot of questions! I liked the suspense but I wanted an ending, even if bad!
Arar
Captivating story. I've read most of Hailey's work and this fits his inimitable style. Complex story, equally complex characters and realistic twists.
Fiona McFarlane is Australia's Alice Munro for a new generation. Literate, absorbing, beautiful stories.
In High Places download epub
Author: Arthur Hailey
ISBN: 0440140005
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Dell (January 1, 1986)