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Donald
Donald
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  • Paperback
  • Feb.06.2011
  • 9781936365258
  • McSweeney's

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As America’s most infamous former Secretary of Defense lies poised to unleash his wistful recollections and rewriting of the war on terror, authors Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott humbly submit their take to the historical record: Donald. What would happen if Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary and architect of the war on terror, was abducted at night from his Maryland home, held without charges in his own prison system, denied a trial, and kept in a place where no one could find him, beyond the reach of the law? Donald is a high-wire allegory that answers this question, in equal parts breakneck thriller and gradual descent into madness. But it is also a novel rooted in the harrowing stories of real people caught in America’s disastrous military campaigns. And while there are those who would try to convince us that war is full of uncertainty—of...
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As America’s most infamous former Secretary of Defense lies poised to unleash his wistful recollections and rewriting of the war on terror, authors Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott humbly submit their take to the historical record: Donald.

What would happen if Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary and architect of the war on terror, was abducted at night from his Maryland home, held without charges in his own prison system, denied a trial, and kept in a place where no one could find him, beyond the reach of the law? Donald is a high-wire allegory that answers this question, in equal parts breakneck thriller and gradual descent into madness. But it is also a novel rooted in the harrowing stories of real people caught in America’s disastrous military campaigns. And while there are those who would try to convince us that war is full of uncertainty—of knowns and unknowns—Donald reminds us that there remain things we know to be wrong.

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About Eric

Eric B. Martin is a novelist, author of four books including Donald, The Virgin's Guide to Mexico and Winners, which was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Michener Fellow, an American Short Fiction...

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Published Reviews

Sep.14.2011

If you were to cast this stunt as a war movie, co-authors Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott would be the wily tricksters who don fake uniforms to slip behind enemy lines, speaking the language like natives...

Sep.16.2011

"There's evidence aplenty of a Faulknerian curse-destiny here ("the violence of this land that roams unchecked in the August darkness"). The white tobacco farmers are entangled in a racial vortex not so...