American Hero

American Hero

by Larry Beinhart

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American Hero by Larry Beinhart

"A funny, ingenious and outrageous political thriller joining Hollywood and the Bush administration in a revisionist fiction about the Gulf War." Los Angeles Times.

Once upon a time, there was a mean, dying GOP chairman named Lee Atwater who had the most brilliant, insane, frightening and do-able idea ever concocted to assure that his man, George Bush, would retain the office of the president of the United States. And the only man on the face of the earth who could pull of such an elaborate scheme was none other than the world's most celebrated Hollywood director.

It's a sure-fire hit! A joint D.C./L.A. production that will play not in movie theaters but on the nightly news! Of course, hundreds of thousands of "extras" will die . . . . But, hey, that's show biz!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345366634
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1994
Pages: 397
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Larry Beinhart is the Edgar Award-winning author of No One Rides for Free, You Get What You Pay For, and Foreign Exchange.

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Carl Hiaasen

Don't be fooled into thinking American Hero is merely a cunning satire. It could, in fact, be a brilliantly disguised documentary. Did George Bush really hire a movie director to stage the Gulf War? And if so, how did Larry Bienhart get the incredible story?

Robert B. Parker

American Hero is hilarious, thoughtful, insistently readable, and a little scary. All around, it is a thoroughly marvelous book.

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