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Not something I would normally read. Consider that the book, while speculating on the origins of the first Gulf War, is frighteningly prescient in regard to the second invasio Beinhart has crafted an engaging, erudite thriller that herk more than most folks are comfortable knowing about the spectacle of modern American “war.

To ask other readers questions about American Heroplease sign up. This book has loads of footnotes, which drove me crazy! Consider that the book, while speculating on the origins of the first Gulf War, is frighteningly prescient in regard to the second invasion of Iraq, the War on Terror, and the radical narrowing of the American political discourse. There are those who feel that fact and fiction are significantly less distinguishable than they used to seem to be.


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It was a war of green, young officers who made tragic mistakes. The detective, heart- broken, then turns to drinking and eventually knocks at a fictional author’s door to tell his story. I don’t read a lot of crime stuff, but this was very entertaining and well written.

No matter what your political beliefs, this is an engaging story. Americzn 23, Sund4ncekid rated it liked it. I remember hearing conspiracy theories during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, which were interestingly developed in this. Knopfler – Wag The Dog. It is television and motion pictures. Whatever their memories, they have been replaced by what they have seen subsequently on TV.

Larry Beinhart’s “American Hero” (David Louis Edelman)

If there is ever a need to boost the President’s popularity, stage a winnable war. Four 4 stars for me. I cannot recommend this book too highly. Also, because the book is sort of ‘faction’, rather than pure fiction, Beinhart has footnotes at the end of the chapters, which is strange for a novel.

It also has a lot to say about why Americans aren’t as happy about this sequel to the Gulf War–it’s gotten boring and we want to switch stations, but either we don’t know how any longer or we’ve lost control beinhrt the remote.

It does have some unusual traits. Aug 10, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: The latry is packaged as a crime novel, with a Mickey Spillane type character—a masculine, tough, wisecracking covert security agent who becomes romantically linked with a famous and gorgeous actress—whose mission is to retrieve the memo written by a dying Lee Atwater that gave birth to the idea.


When he discovers that Lazlo’s house has been bugged by his employer U. Many involve politicians, others US policy and actions, and still othe Before starting this book I scrupulously avoided learning anything about it. There are over citations of articles and interviews that support the story.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Another interesting yero was how the different story lines were in different fonts.

The face of war is not reality. Reagan proved, people much prefer a good, solid story to an elusive and complex truth. The political segment of the story is reminiscent of Capote’ There are two parallel stories in this novel. Here is a propaganda novel about propaganda. War is John Wayne.

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