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:
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. 

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