Book Review by James Russell of The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power written by Max Boot
Russell, James A.
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One has only to turn on the television these days and see the awful grist that is offered to the public in the guise of badly written situation comedies and dramas, not to mention the proliferation of supposed news shows consisting of people shouting at each other in stage-managed entertainment on sets with pictures of the U.S. Capitol in the background. Surprisingly, one sees few historical dramas on television, unlike, for example, in England, where the British Broadcasting Corporation routinely draws on some episode in the country’s history to provide well-done and generally interesting popular entertainment.
Book review of Max Boot, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power. New York: Basic Books, 2002. 427 pp. $30.