A god in ruins uris
A God in Ruins by Leon UrisSpanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick OConnell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know...
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A God in Ruins
Thank you! Infancy is the perpetual Messiah, which comes into the arms of fallen men, and pleads with them to return to paradise. But he also has problems, including vile barbs from the incumbent president and rival messiah, black-hearted Thornton Tomtree. The time-span covers the last week before the election in , with long flashbacks to WWII and forward. And what is the terrible scandal in his past that may undermine his hopes? If elected, can he rise above riots and bomb-throwing, the blows from armed zealots and rigid fundamentalists whose hatreds divide the nation?
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Gun manufacturers peddling ever more lethal weaponry under the cover of the Second Amendment. Media grown hysterical and trivial. Racial sores left to fester. And, lurking under it all, anti-Semitism. Uris probably should have written a letter to the editor or an essay for the op-ed pages.
A God in Ruins is a novel by Leon Uris. Set between the s and , the book follows the life of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, the fictional Democratic candidate for the United States Presidency, his family, and the life of his opponent, Thornton Tomtree. The book climaxes with the election campaign and its results. Quinn Patrick O'Connell was detached from his parents at the age of one and adopted by the Irish O'Connell family at the age of three. He went on to become a Colorado state senator, and later Governor of Colorado, gun control being his main platform.
Master storyteller and international bestselling author of Redemption, Trinity and Exodus, Leon Uris once again brilliantly interweaves historical fact with gripping fiction in this powerful novel of politics, family, intrigue, love, and the passions that rule human lives. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn, the last great liberal of the Rocky Mountains, emerges as America's hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life--a secret buried for over a half century that even he does not know Veteran bestselling author Leon Uris Exodus , Trinity stays true to form with A God in Ruins , delivering yet another vast and vigorous novel about politics and history, right and wrong, love and loss. This time his country of choice is the United States, on the eve of the presidential election. Thornton, who grew up playing in his daddy's Providence junkyard, made billions on a computer invention before becoming president.