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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 is a satirical conspiracy novel, reissued as Wag the Dog: A Novel in , written by Larry Beinhart. It speculates that Operation Desert. Larry Beinhart is an American author. He is best known as the author of the political and detective novel American Hero, which was adapted into the.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. An early inspiration was the works of George Bernard Shawwho besides his amefican skills and wit, “created dramas out of ideas”.

The movie “Wag the Dog” was very loosely based on this novel. His novel Salvation Boulevard, was adapted as a film and released in The dance between reality and conspiracy theory was so cleverly constructed, but dang what a crass tale!

American hero

I don’t read a lot of crime stuff, but this was very entertaining and well written. It was a war of green, young officers who made tragic mistakes. Those who would pull back the curtain. Preview — American Hero by Larry Beinhart. Once I jumped those it was a plesant hhero. Not bad, but not a page turner. Knopfler – Wag The Dog. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s not the movie.


Proving once again ameriican truth is stranger than fiction, this doesn’t seem unbelievable at all. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Yet the whole of the concept stares us in the face: What America needed–or Bush needed–or Beagle needed–was someone to invade America.

American Hero by Larry Beinhart

The war was just a means to an end. There were no demonstrations, no complaints, in nice America.

University of Georgia Press. Lazlo and Broz, 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 the project. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is a novel of fact and fiction. It has a hardboiled plot line absent from the film and specific references to George Bush and Desert Storm that’s the manufactured war – a real one in this case, unlike the film.

I liked the movie so I had to read the book.

American Hero

I remember hearing conspiracy theories during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, which were interestingly developed in this. Larry Beinhart is an American author. Another interesting aspect was how the different story lines were in different fonts. Dec 08, “Greg Adkins” rated americam liked it Shelves: I loved the sections with President Bush and Secretary Baker, and sometimes enjoyed the story line with Joe and Maggie. Just a moment while we latry you in to your Goodreads account.


While I am intrigued by the thought of this new material, I was not that unhappy with the ending of the novel.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I cannot recommen The inspiration for the far weaker Hollywood film, Wag the Dog, Beinhart’s novel goes beyond mere satire to present one of beinhzrt most perceptive analyses ever of the politics of the National Security industry in the US, of how so-called threats come to be constructed, and how all of this turns around an ehro of pure imagination.