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The war was just a means to an end.

The story is packaged as a geinhart 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. 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. Return to Book Page.

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American Hero

American Hero is an interesting novel. I asked him what he thought of the movie that was made from his “Wag the Dog” which was then called “American Hero”. I thought the film was brilliant. Refresh and try again.


American Hero by Larry Beinhart

Dec 31, Dan O’Meara rated it it was amazing Shelves: The plot revolves around the premise that the first Gulf War under Bush Sr. Quite different to the film.

Broz, who works for the Los Angeles branch of the large private security company Universal Security U.

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Published August 29th by Ballantine Books first published Way to After I read this novel when it was then titled “American Hero”I was a little nervous for Beinhart because so much of this story seemed spot on. And so, open mind in hand, I began this excellent and well-researched excursion into an alternate reality.

Want to Read saving…. For Beinhart, “images have now replaced words as repositories of history” 65 leading to a situation in which “changes of history can be achieved by changes in imagery” I was looking for an escapist novel, I suppose She tells him that she was promised a part in a movie but the director disappeared.

Even for people who have been to war. Trivia About American Hero. The basis for the movie “Wag the Dog”, “American Hero” presumably takes its inspiration from philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s claims that the first Gulf War wasn’t “real.

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There are two main threads to the fiction: I was wary of the portrayal of the President and his administration because it was, after all, fiction. 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 conclusions. Our leaders are men who put honor over expedience.


Views Read Edit View history. After writing this review I finally snooped around to see what other not GR readers had to say about this book. Whatever their memories, they have been replaced by what they have seen subsequently on TV.

The war canceled all criticism. 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.

A lot of those irrelevant parts were also really awkward and uncomfortable to read. Before starting this book I scrupulously avoided learning anything about it. Feb 02, Bicefalus rated it it was amazing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Presidents don’t manufacture benihart to go to war.