Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Released: October 1, 2004
Will They Ever Trust Us Again?: Letters From the War Zone
I remember buying Will They Ever Trust Us again. It was a bit of an impulse buy after seeing Fahrenheit 9/11. I was getting good grades in English at the time for writing essays about Bush, so I kind of had to pick it up.
I was a little disappointed, even at the time. While some of the letters in the book were, without doubt, moving and emotional, the selection bias of the letters was obvious to me, and bothered me even then. That said, I think the perspectives of soldiers are always worth reading and reflecting over, regardless of how and why they are compiled.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Released: October 7, 2003
In addition to his work as a mega-bestselling author, Michael Moore is an award-winning director. He lives in Michigan.
From memory this was essentially Fahrenheit 9/11 in book-form. I enjoyed it, but not very much, and I was disappointed at how relatively light it was on substance. I wasn’t very old, or versed in politics, when I read this, but I think I understood pretty much everything. And for a book that aims to make political points, I think that’s a bit of a problem if it is trying to make them seriously.