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American Hero

Beinhart, Larry

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ISBN 10: 0679472762 / ISBN 13: 9780679472766
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1993
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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First edtion, stated. First printing, full number line. Signed (quite dramatically) by author Larry Beinhart on the half-title page. Autographed copy sticker (Barnes & Noble) on front jacket. Book is tight, almost square, and unmarked. Light foxing to top page edges. Dust jacket is not price-clipped; original price $23.00; no tears, chips, or wear; very slight bumping at top spine. This novel was the basis for the 1997 Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro film "Wag the Dog." Brodart-protected. Bookseller Inventory # 000346

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Title: American Hero

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Lee Atwater is on his deathbed. He isn't thinking death. He's thinking king-making. And he's thinking that it wasn't enough to have raised up the king...now he has to protect him - even from beyond the grave. It means entrusting his last - his greatest - reelection scam to Jim Baker, and when he hands it over, he wraps it in a warning: "Don't show it to Georgie, now. Don't even look, now. Wait until you're in trouble."
Think of Lot's wife. Think of Orpheus. Think of Pandora. Think of Baker opening Atwater's memo the minute he steps out of the hospital room. And think of him reading a plan so mad, so potentially destructive, and so utterly logical (in a particularly Atwateresquely cynical kind of way) that it just might work....
Not since Catch-22 has there been a novel so brutal in its satire, so lethal in its aim, and so powerfully compelling and caustic in its effect.

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This book is a total hoot - a wonderfully cynical and hilarious tale of powerful people gone totally round the bend. I laughed, sniggered, snorted and guffawed my way through the book. This was recommended to me by a friend in the movie business - she said it was one of the best books she'd read in many, many years. If you like BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, PULP FICTION, PRIMARY COLORS or "Dr. Strangelove" you'll have a ball with AMERICAN HERO.
Teri Henry, Director Subsidiary Rights

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