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The Gay Place

Billy Lee Brammer

Since its 1961 publication, Billy Lee Brammer's book inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson has gained a cult following. It has been praised by the New York Times, Gore Vidal, and Larry King, and has been ranked alongside All the King's Men as one of the great American political novels. Brammer, who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff, uses his knowledge as a political insider to show the good and the bad of politics. Three interlocking tales each feature a different protagonist-a state legislator, a junior senator, and the governor's press secretary-and illuminate the figure of Arthur 'Goddam' Fenstemaker, a master politician and the governor of Texas. Considered a ruthless, exuberant politician, Fenstemaker works for the ultimate good of the people, even though he often employs questionable methods. After receiving glowing critical acclaim for The Gay Place, Brammer was unable to write another novel praised so highly. Consequently, this novel stands alone in its portrayal of Texas-and American-politics.

Since its 1961 publication, Billy Lee Brammer's book inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson has gained a cult following. It has been praised by the New York Times, Gore Vidal, and Larry King, and has been ranked alongside All the King's Men as one of the great American political novels. Brammer, who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff, uses his knowledge as a political insider to show the good and the bad of politics. Three interlocking tales each feature a different protagonist-a state legislator, a junior senator, and the governor's press secretary-and illuminate the figure of Arthur 'Goddam' Fenstemaker, a master politician and the governor of Texas. Considered a ruthless, exuberant politician, Fenstemaker works for the ultimate good of the people, even though he often employs questionable methods. After receiving glowing critical acclaim for The Gay Place, Brammer was unable to write another novel praised so highly. Consequently, this novel stands alone in its portrayal of Texas-and American-politics.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Since its 1961 publication, Billy Lee Brammer's book inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson has gained a cult following. It has been praised by the New York Times, Gore Vidal, and Larry King, and has been ranked alongside All the King's Men as one of the great American political novels. Brammer, who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff, uses his knowledge as a political insider to show the good and the bad of politics. Three interlocking tales each feature a different protagonist-a state legislator, a junior senator, and the governor's press secretary-and illuminate the figure of Arthur 'Goddam' Fenstemaker, a master politician and the governor of Texas. Considered a ruthless, exuberant politician, Fenstemaker works for the ultimate good of the people, even though he often employs questionable methods. After receiving glowing critical acclaim for The Gay Place, Brammer was unable to write another novel praised so highly. Consequently, this novel stands alone in its portrayal of Texas-and American-politics.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

17h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

25:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

49:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

24:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

28:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

12:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

15:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

18:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:43