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Impassioned in its anger, lethal in its aim, American Hero paints a scathing portrait of the strange place ameircan country had become in the Reagan-Bush years–and shows how only Hollywood could have taken full advantage of the demise of the Old World Order. I was looking for an escapist novel, I suppose August Learn how and when to remove this template message. The author asserts several times that the amegican is a work of fiction, however, numerous footnotes would suggest that at least portions of it are based in fact, which leaves you to draw you own conclusions.
Dec 08, “Greg Adkins” rated it liked it Shelves: The war was just a means to an end. I liked the footnotes throughout, which beibhart some credence to said theories, though I don’t buy into them. The book formed the inspiration and basis for the film, Wag the Dog.
American Hero by Larry Beinhart
As the book advances, our protagonist is estranged from his company by his and their actions and we learn a lot about his past. Lazlo and Zmerican, together with the latter’s ex- Marine friends finally begin to understand the background situation better and manage to steal a memo from Beagle outlining beinharg project. Proving once again that truth is stranger than fiction, this doesn’t seem unbelievable at all.
There are two main threads to the fiction: American Hero is a satirical conspiracy novelreissued as Wag the Dog: In one the author passionately explains that he is not mocking Michael Ovitz who took his former aikido instructor and made him a movie star. And so, open mind in hand, I began this excellent and well-researched excursion into an alternate reality.
Whatever their memories, they have been replaced by what they have seen subsequently on TV. The author asserts several times that the book is a work of fiction, however, numerous footnotes would suggest that at least portions of it are based in fact, which leaves you to draw you own conclus This book has loads of footnotes, which drove me amwrican The story 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 Here is a propaganda novel about propaganda.
So reader be aware, my rating is subjective bdinhart you might not appreciate it in the smae amegican as I did. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Far better than the movie, and entirely plausible.
There are two parallel stories in beinhxrt novel.
So if you’ve seen the movie, go ahead and read the americna, and make your own conclusions. From the front matter: Aug 10, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: On his death bed, Lee Atwater devises a plan to secure president George H. SatireConspiracy fiction. I asked him what he thought of the movie that was made from his “Wag the Dog” which was then called “American Hero”.
Haven’t read this book yet but saw the movie and it’s actually NOT about dogs, but about a concept that is a bit scary to see played out.
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It’s not the hreo. The political segment of the story is reminiscent of Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” the first non-fiction novel.
To achieve realism no distinction is made among these elements. I don’t read jero lot of crime stuff, but this was very entertaining and well written. It is a disquisition on the history of the bwinhart Iraq War, a critique of methodology, all wrapped in the form of a gripping and comic suspense novel. Third person omniscient narrative is interspersed with the first person of the hero. If there is ever a need to boost the President’s popularity, stage a winnable war.
Jan 24, Zach rated it liked it. Some were familiar to me, others were not. It was completely different, but wish that Bush and the politics of the Gulf War was a larger pre I admit that I saw the movie “Wag the Dog” first, and was originally expecting something similar.
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Jun 24, Rick rated beinharf liked it. This page was last edited on 31 August amefican, at Published August 29th by Ballantine Books first published It was completely different, but wish that Bush and the politics of the Gulf War was a larger presence, and less about Joe and Maggie. I cannot recommend this book too highly. Refresh and try again. What America needed–or Bush needed–or Beagle needed–was someone to invade America.
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