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ISBN:
0002234505
Author:
Michael Dobbs
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (July 1989)
Pages:
384 pages
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1940 kb
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Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and author, best known for his House of Cards trilogy.

Michael Dobbs, Baron Dobbs (born 14 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician and author, best known for his House of Cards trilogy. Michael Dobbs was born on 14 November 1948 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the son of nurseryman Eric and Eileen Dobbs. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School, Cheshunt Grammar School, and Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating from Oxford in 1971 with a third-class degree in PPE, Dobbs moved to the United States

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Ignoring the jibes of the poker school, he took out a pack of cards and slowly began building the base of a house of cards

Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Collins Sons Co. Ltd, Glasgow. Ignoring the jibes of the poker school, he took out a pack of cards and slowly began building the base of a house of cards. He had never got above six levels before; if he got up to seven now, he would spend the weekend with the WPC and to hell with the consequences. He decided to give Fate a helping hand and reinforced the base with a double layer of cards. It was cheating, of course, but wasn't that what it was all about? He lit a cigarette to calm his nerves, but the smoke only got in his eyes, so he decided on a cup of coffee instead.

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's .

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth-Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin-gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. An acclaimed historical thriller by the author of HOUSE OF CARDS – a highly original, fast-moving tale that gives an unexpected twist to the last days of the Second World War. Now reissued in a new cover style.

Start reading House of Cards (House of Cards Series Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. Michael Dobbs does a terrific job of exploring these questions. Though a work of fiction, House of Cards gives a tantalizing look at the desire to be powerful. Mr. Dobbs, furthermore, describes what can happen to men flawed by weakness and unable to hand the power they wield, or worse are unable to acquire the power and stature they desire and believe they are entitled to have thrust upon them.

Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince . See if your friends have read any of Michael Dobbs's books. House of Cards' was followed by 'To Play the King' in 1992 and 'The Final Cut' in 1994

Michael Dobbs was born on the same day, in the same hour as Prince Charles in 1948  . House of Cards' was followed by 'To Play the King' in 1992 and 'The Final Cut' in 1994. Each of the three novels was adapted by the BBC into a miniseries and, with Ian Richardson playiing a starring role, the trilogy received a combined 14 BAFTA nominations and two BAFTA wins and was voted the 84th Best British Show in History.

Michael Dobbs (14 November 1948) is the author of House of Cards (Novel) book. He would turn this book into a trilogy by creating To play the King (1992) and The Final Cut (1994). He is executive producer for the US version. Categories: House of Cards (UK).

House of Cards is a classic political thriller reinvented for a new generation. e;This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticit. .e; – The Independent. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Cruelty of any kind is unforgivable. That’s why there is no point at all in being cruel in half-measure.

Michael Dobbs has spent many years at the most senior levels of British politics, advising Mrs Thatcher, Cecil Parkinson and many other leading politicians. He worked as a journalist in the United States throughout the Watergate crisis, and after returning to London in 1975 played major roles in the general elections of 1979 and 1983, and was Chief of Staff at Conservative Party headquarters during the 1987 elections. He has a doctorate in defence studies.

House of Cards audiobook written by Michael Dobbs. Narrated by Samuel West. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the unforgettable Francis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs’ No 1 bestselling career. Michael Dobbs’ entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public.

Francis Urquhart is determined to be the next Prime Minister after Thatcher. Mattie Storin, a political correspondent, is equally determined to reveal a story of greed, corruption, blackmail and possibly murder. The author worked as a journalist during Watergate and as an advisor to Mrs Thatcher.
  • Erienan
I read Francis Urquhart's dialog like Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood in my head and it fit perfectly. Overall the book was a good read and forced me to learn a bit more about the politics of Parliament, but there were some slow spots. I did, however, expect the slow spots, because the (American) show suffers from the same problem. I would recommend it to anyone who has kept up with the American version of House of Cards on Netflix to see how it resembles the book. I plan to read the sequels as well.
  • Kulafyn
First of all, I love the book. It drew me in from the start. The story is gripping, the characters captivating, and the narrative is a perfect blend of quick and clever. I love both the US version of the show and the BBC original, so I decided to see what the true original story was like. I had read online that the book and the BBC series have a different ending. When I finished the book, though, I found it was largely the same as the series. Then, in the afterword, I read that the author had reworked the book and made some "minor" modifications.

However, since this edition has effectively replaced the "original," I had to go to some effort to locate the original to compare them. While the stories are largely the same, it appears that the author added whole chapters and in fact changed the ending. I had to read the book effectively twice to figure out all the differences.

Honestly, I prefer the "new" version. The ending in the older version made little sense and made the next two books in the series make even less sense. However, I feel like I was cheated somewhat. I feel like the publisher and author should have let me know the differences, rather than present the book as merely a new edition with "slight reworking" and force me to comb used bookstores to find an original and compare. Was this bad form? You may very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment.
  • Qumen
I first purchased House of Cards because I had watched the first few episodes of the show by the same name and loved it. I purchased the book believing the book is always better. Right? As a read the first chapter I was saddened to discover that the to are vastly different. I continued to read though because the main character is a man you love to hate and I was not disappointed. Michael Dobbs weaves an intricate tale of the pursuit of power.
Where power is wielded on a vast scale is corruption ever far behind. What would a man do, what morals would he leave behind in the pursuit of power? How many lives would he be willing to destroy to reach his goals. Michael Dobbs does a terrific job of exploring these questions.
Though a work of fiction, House of Cards gives a tantalizing look at the desire to be powerful. Mr. Dobbs , furthermore, describes what can happen to men flawed by weakness and unable to hand the power they wield, or worse are unable to acquire the power and stature they desire and believe they are entitled to have thrust upon them.
  • Malalanim
I am very grateful that I watched the Netflix series before reading this. I found Dobbs' writing slow and placid, like a lake, but I could not get involved with the novel. Unless I envisioned Kevin Spacey saying its words. You can hardly notice any movement at all until there is 10% left in the novel, when the protagonist, here called Urquhart, finally makes a move. The rest is all back story on British politics and a slow character development. FU's wife plays an infinitely small role, unlike in the TV show, and you hardly care what she is doing (there is no insight into her thought process). I didn't find the novel bad, but certainly not as witty nor thought-provoking as the screen adaptation.
  • Vathennece
Not having seen the Netflix or BBC series I came to this relatively unspoiled. That said, I did enjoy this book and its look at the inner workings of British politics. Given the author was part of the Thatcher government I wonder how much here was based on real life. OTOH I don't think real people are as thick as some in this story. There's no way someone wouldn't have put it all together before they did, but then there would be no story.
  • Alsardin
This tale of political intrigue and corruption is too familiar. Like Darth Vader, our political systems have gone over to the Dark Side where power is destructive and evil. Although most do not resort to murder, I suspect there are plenty of dirty deals. Nevertheless, it is a good read and spins an intriguing story. And of course, wondering what will happen next?
  • Flash_back
Had seen the American TV version and was pleasantly surprised by the book. The difference in the locations and traditions of government made the reading more interesting than had it been the same country. Enjoyed it very much.
I usually think that books are much much better than movies or series, but not this time. This book will entertain you, but the BBC series is OUTSTANDING!!!

The original BBC--not Netflex--series starring Ian Richardson is superb!! It is 5 stars!!! The screenwriter, who adapted from this novel for the BBC series, won an Emmy. There are 3 series--House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut.

You owe to yourself to see this series and Ian Richardson's performance.