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Poorly Crafted, Confusing, No Solution
on November 7, 2010
While I agree with the author's assessment that many of our military installations overseas are constructed in a way that is disrespectful of the people who loaned us the land, I had hoped for a more clearly written book to illustrate this. America Town, however, is simply a confusing listing of examples (many not quite factual)of military installations and blunders. The book provides no unifying theme, no solutions, and no POINT.
In addition to the lackluster content and organization, the prose is horrible. As someone who has visited all of these installations, I felt that I would surely be personally interested enough to read this book with a high level of interest. Not so. Instead, I found myself skimming, skipping, and eventually giving up on the whole tiresome mess.
My only hope is that a good author and/or visionary will tackle the same subject and deliver interesting prose and suggestions for improving the way the US government does business overseas.