5 Stars For “THE REBUTTAL – Defending ‘AMERICAN BETRAYAL’ From The BOOK-BURNERS”

The Rebuttal CoverI’ve posted my 5 Star review of Diana West’s THE REBUTTAL, a brilliiant defense of her landmark historical opus American Betrayal , at www.Amazon.com.  I’m re-posting the review here and highly recommend that you read both books.  Then, with all the evidence in hand, render your own considered judgement:

The Debate Over America’s Very Freedom To Think Is Inside This Book October 21, 2013

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Diana West’s opus American Betrayal ignited a conflagration of opposing viewpoints – between Americans who felt as if their eyes had been opened to what really went on during the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations, and members of traditional academia who claimed that Diana West didn’t know what she was doing – and should not have written her book. Many of the pack who joined the war against West had not even taken the time to read American Betrayal.

It was an ugly battle, replete with smear, name-calling and derision aimed at a great author by the likes of David Horowitz, Ronald Radosh and Conrad Black. In The Rebuttal, Diana West goes to the heart of the matter – the original attack on American Betrayal by neo-con Ronald Radosh in Front Page Magazine. She takes each claim proffered by Radosh and, with surgical precision, presents evidence from the pages of American Betrayal to refute the assault and expose the libels contained within Radosh’s “take-down”.

I highly recommend this book, which completes the picture of the current war between the forces of open, objective analysis of history’s documentary evidence, and the men who would stifle such examination.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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