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  • The Los Alamos Study Group (LASG) store - Seven Days in May
    Strict Standards Only variables should be assigned by reference in home3 twm public html shop ccdata data product inc php on line 238 One Earth One Family Diana Bryer prints View Cart Home View Your Cart There are no items in your cart Seven Days in May In the near future the President of the United States discovers a miltary coup is being plotted by one of his Joint Chiefs and must find a way to dismantle it Seven Days in May starring Burt Lancaster Kirk Douglas Fredric March Ava Gardner and Edmond O Brien Directed by John Frankenheimer and produced by Edward Lewis Seven Days in May is a political thriller novel written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W Bailey II and published in 1962 The novel was made into a motion picture in 1964 with screenplay by Rod Serling directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas The story is said to have been influenced by the right wing anti Communist political activities of General Edwin A Walker after he retired from the military The author Knebel got the idea for the book after interviewing then Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay In the novel the story is set in May 1974 not long after the conclusion of a stalemated war in Iran fought along conventional warfare lines similar to Korea and which unlike the actual Vietnam War did not precipitate a major anti war movement inside American society The motion picture is set four years earlier in May 1970 as shown both by the day date indicator in the Pentagon and the reference by Jordan Lyman to a year and nine months before Election Day 1972 The novel has White House aide Paul Girard meeting with Vice Admiral Farley C Barnswell USN on

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