In High Places download epub
by Arthur Hailey
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.