Heller's book presents a nation down on its luck and looking for a hero, namely the steadfast and practical moderate found in Taft as a man of the people who is respected in the current day far more than when he held the presidency in the 20th century. Rachel Taft's nemesis is the food industry, her fight for better regulations keeps Taft involved with the very real problems facing the United States. Heller weaves this information throughout the book, so while it's not slapping you in the face -- you're getting the message.
I enjoyed the book, becoming a fan of Big Bill as I had hoped from the outset. There were a few bits I thought unnecessary and some loose ends (like how did they overlook him for 100 years) though they didn't detract much from the overall feel. A good book for this election year, give it a twirl!
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I am giving away a copy of Taft 2012: A Novel to a lucky winner! The rules are easy:
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Deadline: February 29, 2012. Winner announced March 1, 2012.
Giveaway available to USA residents only.
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Thank you, Angie!