This book could have been titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of David Petraeus; it’s tricky to write a hagiography of someone who isn’t dead yet, but Broadwell manages. ... Broadwell’s book — noted for featuring intimate access to its subject — introduces readers to what might as well be the love child of Achilles and Billy Graham.Ouch.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Book Review: The Now-Infamous Petraeus Biography
Well, looky here! Someone actually bothered to read the biography instead of / in addition to getting sucked into the melodramatic quagmire of l'Affaire Petraeus. Here's an actual book review. Unfortunately for the author, the reviewer zeroes in on a certain obvious ... ah ... bias in favor of the subject. I can't help quoting a bit: