Veteran Newsman And Acclaimed Novelist Jim Lehrer Exposes Worlds Both Intimate And Universal, Builds Suspense With An Accomplished Hand, And Reveals A Savvy Understanding Of The Modern Social Landscape With The Phony Marine, Lehrer Dives Into A Highly Controversial Topic And Delivers His Most Compelling Character Portrait To Date.Hugo Marder Is About As Unremarkable As They Come On The Floor Of The Washington, D.C., Branch Of Nash Brothers, One Of The Country S Most Respected Men S Stores, Hugo Is A Wise, Reserved Salesman At Home, He Is A Solitary, Divorced Fifty Year Old With Few Friends And An EBay Addiction But He Has Always Wanted To Make Of His Life, Dreaming Of Becoming An Artist Or A Cartoonist When He Was Younger, He D Always Wanted To Be A Marine.Late One Night, Hugo Stumbles Upon An Online Auction For A Silver Star, The Medal Awarded For Bravery In Battle He Bids And Wins But It Is Only After He Places The Lapel Pin On His Jacket That He Realizes The Enormity Of His Actions Suddenly, Ordinary People Begin To Treat Him Differently, With Dignity And Respect Is He Really Going To Pretend The Honor Is His Own As Hugo Wrestles With His Conscience, A Transformation Begins To Take Place He Studies The Life Of A Marine, Learns The Military Terminology, Body Builds At The Gym, Even Gets A Crew Cut When He Is Reborn As A Former Marine, His Life Immediately Changes Is It Possible That His Deception Has Unlocked The Man He Always Wanted To Be Through Numerous Challenges And Than One Terrifying Ordeal, Hugo Marder Must Prove His Worth And In The End, He Must Ask Himself What Is A Hero Alive With Detail, Emotional Depth, And Unexpected Twists Of Plot, The Phony Marine Is A Tense, Revelatory Work Of Fiction That Will Cause Every Reader To Consider His Or Her Own Stance On What Truly Makes Someone Great.
James Charles Lehrer is an American journalist and the news anchor for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, known for his role as a frequent debate moderator during elections Lehrer is an author of non fiction and fiction, drawing from his experiences and interests in history and politics.
- 224 pages
- The Phony Marine: A Novel
- Jim Lehrer
- 24 February 2019 Jim Lehrer