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The Sun King Hardcover – 1 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Inc (1 September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679448616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679448617
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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ost columnist David Ignatius is one of the most highly regarded writers in the capital, an influential journalist and acclaimed novelist with a keen eye for the subtleties of power and politics. In <b>The Sun King</b>, Ignatius has written a love story for our time, a spellbinding portrait of the collision of ambition and sexual desire.<br>         <br> Sandy Galvin is a billionaire with a rare talent for taking risks and making people happy. Galvin arrives in a Washington suffering under a cloud of righteous misery and   proceeds to turn the place upside down. He buys the city's most powerful newspaper, The Washington Sun and Tribune, and wields it like a sword, but in his path stands his old Harvard flame, Candace Ridgway, a beautiful and icy journalist known to her colleagues as the Mistress of Fact. Their fateful encounter, tangled in the mysteries of their past, is narrated by David Cantor, an acid-tongued reporter and Jerry Springer d

About the Author

<b>David Ignatius</b> is the author of four acclaimed novels, the most recent of which is <i>A Firing Offense</i>. Currently an op-ed columnist at The Washington Post, he has also been a reporter and war correspondent for <i>The Wall Street Journa</i>l. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Cambridge University and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Pat Nester
5.0 out of 5 starsPoignancy vs. Journalism
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3.0 out of 5 starsIt's Ignatius' Great Gatsby. Well written, but absolutely possible to stop reading it
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4.0 out of 5 starsNeed money today to operate a good newspaper since profits are hard to come by.
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Duane Thompson
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book reminded me of the great Gatsby.
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