'What would happen if the president of the U.S.A. went stark-raving mad?' The 1965 bestselling political thriller, back by popular demand
Fletcher Knebel is the author of the number one bestseller Seven Days in May (with Charles W. Bailey II) and more than a dozen other works of fiction. From 1937 to 1964, he worked as a Washington correspondent for numerous American newspapers and magazines. He served as an air combat intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War, and later wrote a popular daily column, 'Potomac Fever', which satirised national politics and government. In 1964, the year during which he wrote the New York Times bestselling thriller Night of Camp David, he was named president of the Gridiron Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious organisations for journalists in Washington. Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1911, Knebel graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and died in 1993 at the age of eighty-one.
Compelling... It's a testament to Knebel's skill that
Night of Camp David remains thrilling -- Tom McCarthy
* Guardian *
This summer I reread Night of Camp David, the 1965 novel by Fletcher Knebel... The book ends with some compelling twists -- Bob Woodward, author of Fear: Trump in the White House * New York Times *
Eerily prescient -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *
When it first appeared, this first-rate thriller was termed "a little too plausible for comfort". It still is -- Geoffrey Wansell * Daily Mail *