Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow, read by the author. Random House Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-0-307-97038-1
Rachel Maddow provides a discomforting exploration of U.S. military power over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, highlighting how various disconnected elements have conspired to create a nation of people with little understanding about the true costs of war. With her experience as a television show host, Maddow is a very capable narrator. Her delivery is clear and her pacing steady. She also skillfully uses emphasis and tone to highlight moments of humor or importance. However, in making her arguments, Maddow may alienate some listeners, particularly when she mocks political figures with whom she disagrees. Though this is clearly an aspect of Maddow’s style, it can be off-putting and works to undercut her ability to reach all but her most loyal fans. A Crown hardcover. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 05/28/2012
Release date: 03/01/2012
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