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ROMANCE-ACTION-POLITICS-AMBITIONAdd the elements of love and friendship, a contentious presidential campaign, a homegrown- terrorist war on West Virginia’s mountain top mining, and then mix in key events like 9/11, the Bosnian War, and Hurricane Katrina--and you’ve got the backdrop for G.P. Schultz’s new novel, The Kennedy Club.Beginning in 1991 and spanning a period of twROMANCE-ACTION-POLITICS-AMBITIONAdd the elements of love and friendship, a contentious presidential campaign, a homegrown- terrorist war on West Virginia’s mountain top mining, and then mix in key events like 9/11, the Bosnian War, and Hurricane Katrina--and you’ve got the backdrop for G.P. Schultz’s new novel, The Kennedy Club.Beginning in 1991 and spanning a period of twenty years, this is the story of six Harvard University friends, all members of The Kennedy Club, named for their hero, John F. Kennedy. Five of them will make it their life’s work to get the sixth, Jack Connolly, elected to the U.S. presidency. In the course of moving Jack closer to the goal, they also work to make America better. They are eyewitnesses to and participants in some of the most important events of our time. How and if they will reach their goal is the question that drives The Kennedy Club....

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ISBN : 9780962632440
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
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  • Rick F.
    2019-01-24 13:02

    Add the elements of love and friendship, a contentious presidential campaign, a homegrown- terrorist war on West Virginia’s mountain top mining, and then mix in key events like 9/11, the Bosnian War, and Hurricane Katrina--and you’ve got the backdrop for G.P. Schultz’s new novel, The Kennedy Club. "There are many books that are called "Epic" in nature, yet few that actually live up to that esteemed billing. I am happy to say that the superb novelist G.P. Schultz' THE KENNEDY CLUB is one of those books that does indeed deserve to be called an epic. A magnificent portrait of a time beset with tumult and tragedy and its effect on several people. Mr. Schultz uses his razor sharp narrative skills to make the reader feel as if they are experiencing these events along with the novel's protagonists. This is quite an achievement as the horrors like 9/11 and Katrina must be presented in a sensitive yet realistic fashion, and through the eyes of the characters, the reader grows attached to the myriad of personalities and it is their very reactions that define them as people. We see growth in some, and quite the opposite in others. G.P. Schultz has so brilliantly managed to blend human drama, political intrigue and adventure to produce a book the reader will not soon forget.A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRICK FRIEDMANFOUNDERTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB

  • Darlene Ferland
    2019-02-04 10:44

    Thank you First-Reads and Goodreads! Mr. Schultz has written a novel that is engrossing, entertaining and filled with "edge of your seat" excitement. His main character, Jack Covington, is the kind of politician many of us would follow today. The small group of Harvard students sets off on a journey to elect a future President. They center their lives on this goal. Everything they do is undertaken with that in mind, even risking and ruining their personal happiness. For Jack Covington stands for taking America back and building her up again. The drive to bring America to the ideals the Founding Fathers held in addition to the enthusiasm of the early 1960's when Jack Kennedy filled the country with his own enthusiasm and drive for a united and strong country looking with optimism to the future gives the reader a journey spanning over twenty years. . . Taking each step with the characters brings the gamut of emotions to the reader. I recommend this Goodreads novel as a great summer trip. . .

  • Kristin
    2019-01-22 15:50

    I have become a G.P. Schultz fan for life. I was mesmerized by the story from the first paragraph and found it hard to put down. The Kennedy Club offers a bit of American history mixed with the troubles that our country currently faces, along with the right amount of politics. I became immediately invested in the characters and argued with their thoughts and ambitions all along the way. This book contained the ultimate love story, and I found myself rooting for their happiness until the very last pages. The is one of the few books that literally brought me to tears. Gripping, moving, inspiring, and poetic, The Kennedy Club is a "must read". I look forward to reading more of G.P. Schultz's work and highly recommend this book.

  • Trisha
    2019-01-28 14:07

    The Kennedy Club was very entertaining. I loved all the historical background with the mix of the characters. The characters were likeable and I was rooting for them all to find happiness at the end. The premise of a group of friends from college working together to get one of their members to become President really held my interest because that is how our political system works. This book also had a great love story between two of the main characters and I was reading till the very end to see what becomes of them. Great book, and easy for me to get into.

  • Kathy Pedersen
    2019-01-21 15:46

    The Kennedy Club by G. P. Schultz promises excitement, epic events and the deep friendship of Harvard grads. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish the book. I finally gave up at the end of chapter 4. The author sent me a copy to review. The main characters, Jack Connolly, Coop Davis, Emily Smith and a handful of other meagerly defined characters, trade sexually non-witty comments and start adventures that miraculously fall into place.Jack Connolly and Coop Davis meet Emily Smith one day on the beach in the early '90's which begins the friendship. They invite her to join the Kennedy Club, a political machine designed to get Jack in the Oval Office one day. I found it difficult to care about the characters which seemed flat and full of platitudes. I couldn't get a handle on how the character would develop and before the second chapter opened, I discovered that I didn't care. I kept reading, however, as I usually give a book five chapters before I give up.After two or three more chapters, I realized that there was much more "telling" than "showing". I felt that I was told a story rather than allowing the description to show me how characters were. The dialogue was not realistic, the characters seemed like they were reading a TV movie script by an amateur screenwriter. I finally gave up after chapter 4. In thirty pages, Jack and Coop become heroes by mere accident. Here is the synopsis of chapter 4: After graduating from Harvard, the Kennedy Club decides they need a vacation in Europe (paid for by Jack's extremely wealthy family and really it is to gain foreign policy experience); they are scoffed at by a Frenchman who feels that Paris is no place to learn foreign policy and suggests they go to Yugoslavia; they go to Yugoslavia where Jack and Coop secure a trip behind Serbian military lines (Serbia is the horrible Nazi-like group, at least in this novel); while there, Jack and Coop rescue Croatian women who are brutally beaten and raped by the Serbs; Jack and Coop return to Sarajevo where they are chastised but later rewarded with a promotion; then Emily is kidnapped by the Serbian colonel and then she is rescued by Jack and a ragtag band of Croatians; and lastly, Jack rescues a four-year-old boy on the streets of Sarajevo with Coop's help, even though both were shot. Yes, that was just in one chapter and thiry pages. There was still almost 300 pages to go in the novel. I just couldn't read any more. I have only abandoned two other books as an adult--Ulysses and A Frolic of One's Own. Maybe I just don't understand good literature. Here is a sample of the writing: "Never again would they be the fun-loving, naive group that had left Harvard on a carefree European vacation. The Balkans experience had made Emily sympathetic to the plight of refugees and ordinary citizens trying to survive under the yoke of war . . . She pictured the peaceful scene from the porch of the Covington Ranch and wondered how her grandfather was getting along, and then she drifted off to sleep." This is shortly after she was kidnapped, rescued and watched her boyfriend rescue a four-year-old while getting shot at by snipers.

  • Beckie
    2019-01-20 11:52

    "The Kennedy Club" by GP Schultz was given to me free from www.librarything.com. I received it in the beginning of May and kept putting off reading it. Well, I shouldn't have. It was a pretty good book. There were only two things I didn't like about this book: Schultz used the word ambition waaaaaay too much. I started to think about getting a thesarus and finding a new word for ambition, but I was too lazy. I just let it annoy me. The other is I never came to like, Jack, one of the main characters. Jack is a Harvard student who has set his life, and the life of all of his friends, to become president of the United States. Everything about everyone he knows is built around that goal. All the members of the Kennedy Club, the group of students who are dedicated to his presidency, live for this. Literally. I kinda hoped he wouldn't get president. Emily is the main character. Emily is in love with Jack and he with her. But alas, he is too much of a slut to keep it together. Jack is designed to be like John Kennedy. The parallels are all there and written. However, I kept thinking of the Clintons. That's my era. If fact I hadn't realized there were so many similarities between the two. This is a very well written book. Some of it takes place in Kansas, so you know, I liked that. I could tell the author was midwestern from the wording used. Checked the printing, and yep, it was copywritten in Overland Park. My neck of the woods. The characters are exptremely well written and you feel you honestly know them all. Good book.

  • Carmen
    2019-01-27 11:09

    Another incredible book by G.P. Schultz!The Kennedy Club was fantastic! It was entertaining, page turning, attention grabbing right from the first page to the last. I love the characters. They were funny, witty and enjoyable to read about. The politics mixed with history events was magnificently mixed in the story. I cried at parts and they laughed at myself. I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes good entertainment. Well done Mr. Schultz and thank you!

  • Emily (Heinlen) Davis
    2019-01-19 08:56

    I had a couple of problems with this book. First, the print is so tiny. Like really tiny. I had a hard time reading it. Second, the constant references to the Kennedy family just annoyed me. I know that they are basically the basis for the storyline, but, still, the references were a little much. However, beyond those problems, the author told the story in a light and easy way that made it flow nicely. The characters seemed real and truthful. Not a bad book for a day at the beach.

  • Brandy
    2019-02-09 12:03

    This book was captivating from the beginning. As a reader I was emotionally invested in each character and wanted them to all end up with the happiness many of them longed for. I loved the mix of history with the spice of romance. G.P. Schultz does an amazing job of keeping you interested through out the book.

  • Kelly
    2019-01-21 13:47

    I found myself thinking that the characters and plot were so unrealistic that I was unable to finish this book.

  • Lindsay Seiders Evans
    2019-02-09 15:40

    Great book! Could not put this book down and sad that it is over! This book has a little bit of everything from politics to romance! Great summer read!

  • G.P. Schultz
    2019-01-19 16:54