BB could tell a story about his shopping trip to YOUR Supermarket and you could be sure of two things:
1. You would be thoroughly entertained, and
2. You would learn a lot about the place where you have shopped for years.
The year 1927 was a year of firsts, lasts, prophetic beginnings and tragic endings - precisely the kind of raw material the BB weaves into a tapestry that is wholly Americana. Along the way he adds flesh and bone to the usual sound-bite rehash 1920's history.
Switch from Dave R. to a Texas sheriff allows new vistas into a few of Burkes recurring themes. It is a fabric glorified after WWII, ignored by polite society after Korea, renounced in and after Viet Nam and then given a kindly but superficial embrace in our Mid-East escapades - those who make war and those who know war. The terrifying vista of the military-industrial complex Burke portrays is only overshadowed by the reality that DDE warned us about.
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