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Recommended to Jason by: She tells him that she was promised a part in a movie but the director disappeared. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The dance between reality and conspiracy theory was so cleverly constructed, but dang what a crass tale! Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

American Hero by Larry Beinhart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After writing this review I finally snooped around to see americwn other not GR readers had to say about this book. A new and total wholesomeness pervaded Hollywood’s America.

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 reveals more than most folks are comfortable knowing about the heo of modern American “war.

There were no demonstrations, no complaints, in nice America.

American Hero

Lazlo and Broz, beinart with the latter’s ex- Marine friends finally begin to understand the background situation better and manage to steal a memo from Beagle outlining the project. Aug 10, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 was completely different, but wish that Bush and the politics of the Gulf War was a larger presence, and less about Joe and Maggie.

Not something I would normally read. Notably, the final plot element is present only in some editions of the novel and is omitted from individual translations. Preview — American Hero by Larry Beinhart.

World War II was the war that delivered the proper end. By the way, if you’ve seen the movie ‘Wag the Dog’ with Beinhzrt and DeNiro, it won’t spoil the book for you, since, in Beinhart’s reply as to whether the movie was faithful to the book, he said yes.

American Hero is an interesting beinharf. I benhart the lighthearted manner of the novel. Far better than the movie, and entirely plausible. Beinhart has crafted an engaging, erudite thriller that reveals more than most folks are comfortable knowing about the spectacle of modern American “war.

It’s not the movie. 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. Impassioned in its anger, lethal wmerican its aim, American Hero paints a scathing portrait of the strange place this 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.


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

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. War is not partially a media event.

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. 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” Before starting this book I scrupulously avoided learning anything about it.

I enjoyed every minute I spent with this book, savoring it like a delicious snack. He said that they had made a great movie; he had written a great book; and they didn’t have much to do with each other.

I loved the sections with President Bush and Secretary Baker, and sometimes enjoyed the story line with Joe and Maggie. I learned about Michael Ovitz and Steven Seagal in the real world though. I watched beinhsrt movie ahead of it and loved it. It’s really nothing like one of the best movies ever:

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