American Hero is a satirical conspiracy novel, reissued as Wag the Dog: A Novel in , written by Larry Beinhart. It speculates that Operation Desert. Impassioned in its anger, lethal in its aim, American Hero paints a scathing portrait of the strange place this country had become in the Reagan-Bush years– and. American Hero by Larry Beinhart – book cover, description, publication history.

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I liked the movie so I had to read the book. Nice Guy gets sucker-punched.

American Hero

That’s what the client wanted. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional beinart Pages to import images to Wikidata. This is a novel of fact and fiction. I was wary of the portrayal of the President and his administration because it was, after all, fiction.

To belnhart realism no distinction is made among these elements. I loved the sections with President Bush and Secretary Baker, and sometimes enjoyed the story line with Joe and Maggie. As the book advances, our protagonist is estranged from his company by his and their actions and we learn a lot about his past. Third person omniscient narrative is interspersed with the first person of the hero. If you like straight crime drama, you might want to check out his Tony Cassella series, which I intend to read and rate.


American Hero by Larry Beinhart – FictionDB

As a politico, I loved how the movie specifically focused on the creation of the war, whereas the book keeps politics as a subtext albeit rather constant. Views Read Edit View history. He said that they had made a great movie; he had written a great b “Wag the Dog” was an interesting read.

Fundamentally this is a book about war. I don’t read a lot of crime stuff, but this was very entertaining and well written. Our leaders zmerican men who put honor over expedience.

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

I particularly enjoyed the parts where a character would say one thing, and the narrator would translate its real meaning. It does have some unusual traits. The political segment of the story is reminiscent of Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” the first non-fiction novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The detective, heart- broken, then turns to drinking and eventually knocks at a fictional author’s door to tell his story. I liked the footnotes throughout, which gave some credence to said theories, though I don’t buy into them. What America needed–or Bush needed–or Beagle needed–was someone to invade America. There are two parallel stories in this novel. Kellyanne’s Bowling-Green Massacre is a direct steal from this playbook.


I enjoyed every minute I spent with this book, savoring it like a delicious snack.

Even for people who have been to war. Whatever their memories, they have been replaced by what they have seen subsequently on TV.

As part of this cover story, Broz pretends to have taken over as Lazlo’s agent, a social ascent that gives him better access to the people that might be behind what the two assume to be a conspiracy against Lazlo. And I found the beinhsrt to be interesting and wanted to read it without distractions. They drove me crazy because they were insightful and that made me want to read them, but reading them was a distraction from the actual story.

This book has loads of footnotes, which drove me crazy! Beinhart beinart crafted an engaging, erudite thriller that reveals more than most folks are comfortable knowing about the spectacle of modern American “war.

The face of war is not reality.