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Fletcher Knebel


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Fletcher Knebel was the author of several popular works of fiction. "Seven Days in May" and "Night at Camp David" deal with political intrigue.

Seven Days in May was adapted for the cinema by Rod Serling, and was released in 1963 by Warner Brothers, with an all-star cast featuring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Frederic March, Edmond O' Brien, Ava Gardner, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan and John Houseman.

It was said President John F.Kennedy liked the movie about a thwarted coup engendered by right-wing hawks in the military.He had a particular reason for this in light of the bad advice he was given by General Curtis LeMay and others that led to the disasterous Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961.

Genres: Thriller
 
Novels
   Seven Days in May (1962) (with Charles W Bailey)
   Convention (1964) (with Charles W Bailey)
   Night of Camp David (1965)
   The Zinzin Road (1966)
   Vanished (1968)
   The Wasps (1968)
   Trespass (1969)
   Dark Horse (1972)
   The Bottom Line (1974)
   Dave Sulkin Cares! (1978)
   Crossing in Berlin (1981)
   Poker Game (1983)
   Sabotage (1986)
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Non fiction
   The Tragedy of Our Military Air Crashes (1958)
   Expanding Florida (1959)
   No High Ground (1960) (with Charles W Bailey)
   The Man and His Ideas (1974)
   Before You Sue (1987) (with Gerald S Clay)
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