Free eBook Father's Day download

by Bill Weideman,John Calvin Batchelor

Free eBook Father's Day download ISBN: 1561003999
Author: Bill Weideman,John Calvin Batchelor
Publisher: Nova Audio Books; Abridged edition (December 1, 1994)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
Size MP3: 1400 mb
Size FLAC: 1975 mb
Rating: 4.7
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John Calvin Batchelor (born April 29, 1948) is an American author and host of The John Batchelor Show.

John Calvin Batchelor (born April 29, 1948) is an American author and host of The John Batchelor Show. Based at AM 770 WABC radio in New York for five years from early 2001 to September 2006, the show was syndicated nationally on the ABC radio network. On October 7, 2007, Batchelor returned to radio on WABC, and later to other large market stations on a weekly basis.

I had not previously read anything by John Calvin Batchelor until I read his political novel Father’s Day (Henry Holt, 1994). It is a fast-paced, action-oriented story that includes elite military operations, back room politics, and White House schemes. It is set in 2003, which was the future at the time the book hit the stores. The US president is mentally unfit for office and goes into a hospital for treatment.

In 2003, President Ted Jay has invoked the 25th Amendmetn to the ntial vacancy, disability and y transferring power to his Vice President, .

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John Calvin Batchelor (born 1948) is an author and host of The John . The Saturday show focuses more on authors of history books, while the Sunday show focuses on breaking news and a wider range of topics.

John Calvin Batchelor (born 1948) is an author and host of The John Batchelor Show radio news magazine. John Batchelor and his original co-host, Paul Alexander left the show in December 2003 to pursue work as a playwright and biographer. The John Batchelor Show. On November 24, 2009, WABC announced that the Batchelor show would be also airing weeknights from 9 PM to 1 am effective November 3. .

An Acting President's power grab involves both constitutional challenge and military coup in this near-future political melodrama, with which Batchelor (Peter Nevsky and the True Story of the Russian Moon Landing, 1993, et. makes his own grab for a large, action-oriented readership. In January, Democratic President Teddy Jay, abandoned by his wife and deeply depressed, entered the hospital, using the 25th Amendment to transfer his duties to Vice President Shy Garland.

For the first time since the Civil War, America has two sitting presidents - and the dangers and divisions run even deeper. "Father's Day" is a chilling thriller of constitutional crisis. The reference is the Twenty-fifth Amendment: Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability. The time bomb is section four: When and if a disabled president seeks to return to the Oval Office, there is a ruthless provision for the vice president, as acting president, to block him with a palace coup.
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"Father's Day" starts with a good premise: the tension between an elected President who has voluntarily taken a leave of absence under the disability clause of the twenty-fifth amendment, and the Vice President who has been acting as President during the disability. Two years after winning a landslide, but with his "approval rating . . . plunged to a post-Cold War low" and his marriage disintegrating, President Theodore G. Jay "collapsed with a disability diagnosed as a major depressive episode." For five months, Vice President T.E. Garland acts as President while Jay recuperates. Then Jay decides that he is rested and ready for resuming his office. But Garland, enjoying the office and its power, is reluctant about handing them back. And Garland has been accumulating quite a few friends while he has been running the country.
That premise would have made for a good, fast-paced, tense political drama. But author John Calvin Batchelor takes it too far: instead of weaving a plausible story out of politics and psychology, he opts for cheap but implausible thrills. The denouement is unsubtly foreshadowed in the first three pages, so I am giving nothing away by telling you that the first chapter opens with an unquestioningly obedient military rehearsing for an assault upon Air Force One, ending in an assassination. To Batchelor's credit, he gets the law right, and his application of the twenty-fifth amendment's provisions for a political contest between a disabled President and a Vice President acting as President is unimpeachable (no pun intended). But once the story steps outside politics and into action-adventure, reality bites the dust, and the story takes a turn so far-fetched that it ruins what may otherwise have been a good book.
Exciting thriller set in modern time. Could the 25th amendment be a danger? Check out Father’s Day by John Calvin Batchelor.
Wow. I've looked for this book on Amazon on and off for two decades. I read it as a hard cover when it came out after hearing an interview on NPR with Batchelor. I was intrigued because at the time he was openly admitting he'd written a political thriller as a balm to all his past literary projects that didn't make any money. I loved this book for it's intelligence, sense of political irony, plot twists, and complex characters. I have always been surprised it wasn't turned into a movie.

I re-discovered this bumping into references to Batchelor as a radio personality, which, apparently, he became with a penchant for political commentary on a grand scale. Interesting as hell.
In the election year of 2000, Governor Theodore G. Jay is elected popularly as the 43rd President of the United States, with Senator T.E.Garland (d-Tex) as Vice President. Just two years later, President Jay has dropped significantly in the polls, and subsequently invokes the 25th amendment, declaring himself as having a "major depressive episode" and unfit to perform his duties as President. He transfers hid duties to Vice President T.E. Garland. When it is learned President Jay is ready to re-assume his duties, a massive plot emerges to overthrow the sitting president and arrange some sort of coup d'etat. This is where it becomes incredibly confusing. There are far too many characters to keep straight, everyone seems to have a code name or "Go Code", the Vice President who is really the President seems in on the plot, as do the Joint Chiefs of Staff and several Senators. I like political intrigue, conspiracy and mystery, I really do, but I listened to this audio cassette (two tapes) four times and still I don't think I got it right. Frankly, it's one big mess. AND - the narration, with its obviously contrived Texas accent - is horrible. It is narrated by Bill Weideman.
No doubt about it, Batchelor did a solid job making his characters into flesh and blood people, bringing to the surface all their strengths and weaknesses. You wanted to root on one of the big heroes, Maine Governor and Presidential hopeful Jack Longfellow, but there was a taint on him due to his affair with another woman. I also liked Joint Chiefs Chairman General Sensenbrenner. He's a guy still not afraid to walk where regular foot soldiers go and has a soft spot for those in poverty, especially children. He comes off as such a stand-up guy you forget he's trying to help Vice President Shy Garland overthrow President Teddy Jay. Speaking of the Veep, I don't think he really came off as the power-hungry nut he was. One really interesting aspect of the story was the fact that while Garland is power hungry, President Jay is still battling depression and sounds like a total wet noodle throughout the book. You start to wonder who is the better guy to have in the White House. The ending, however, did leave me scratching my head in certain places.
I was sick with the flu this week and this book was all I could find. Kinda makes the whole concept of a benevolent god hard to swallow. Please don't bother to buy the book. The author is trying desperately to be Tom Clancy and he's failing miserably. Not only is the whole premise unbelivable everything about it rings false. The Governor of Maine disappers for a few days and no one says a word? Just believe me and ignore it. If you're aleady half way through it and don't want to read the rest I'll be happy to tell you the ending.
Those who ignore the past are bound to relive -- politics, greed and righteousness -- so what is difference with our current Congress and the folks who walk the halls. Entertaining, fast reading and leaving one for a sequel. Real life is about tomorrow's accomplishments and no one can predict. Excellent read -- foreshadow of tomorrow? Maybe..................