I read the book, and found it to be beautiful and compelling. It's also a very informative tale. You'll learn how fires are fought, and how men are lost fighting them. Norm Maclean wrote two books, and in my opinion, this one is better than "A River Runs Through It."
This book is full of ad-hominem attacks, distortions, and downright lies. Unfortunately Mr. O'Reilly seems more interested in raising controversy than in useful content. (I can't say I blame him... controversy sells.) If you want to actually learn something, buy Paul Krugman's "Fuzzy Math" or Woodward's "Bush at War".
On the other hand, if you wish to simply be made angry by a collection of falsehoods, this book's for you.
In this hilarious book, Mr. Franken systematically tears down the lies told by major right-wing spokespersons. These include Ari Fleischer, Bill ('Bully') O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter ('Nutcase!'), President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity, the entire Fox network, and many others. Through humor and annotated examples, Mr. Franken shows how the right now only lies outright, but distorts the truth to suit their political ideology. He also shows how the right wing blamed Clinton for the same things they're doing themselves (i.e., "Fundraiser-in-Chief".
The only chapter of the book which seems unnecessary is "Operation Chickenhawk." It seems a little too mean-spirited for the book.
This book is *not* recommended for those who lack a sense of humor or are right-wing extremists. (Is this redundant?)
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