Whirlwind: The Butcher Banking Scandal Hardcover – Dec 2000
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I have severe reservations about writing a public review myself, but having re-read the book a second time, I simply feel it is my civic duty at this point to do so. I just cannot justifiably let this go without investing my own 2¢ into the pot. The review that I most question was OBVIOUSLY made by someone who has a personal interest in this ONGOING saga, and who also OBVIOUSLY has a personal interest in discrediting this author's integrity. To each his own, I guess... We all have our opinions. Some of us are just a bit more objective than others about this "situation" involving these present-day ECONOMIC TERRORISTS. Yes, I said it - ECONOMIC TERRORISTS!!! That's all they are. C.H. Butcher may be dead and gone, but some of the remaining characters are still on the prowl among us. This is something everyone in America should be aware of... that there ARE enemies among us... and these smooth-talking people, with thier corruption, contempt, and total disregard for the law and all moral standards (not to mention thier ***continuing*** antics) cost us ALL in the long run. How many more VICTIMS must lose thier life savings to these guys before they are finally stopped? How many more innocent "investors" must be stomped on before someone stomps back? This book is an education to all about the true evils that lurk among us. True, "Whirlwind" is not Stephen King fiction... its not supposed to be.... its not intended as entertainment... This is a ***real life*** horror story. There are no talking aardvarks or child ghosts with death bells ...Read more ›
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Worse, Lea's writing jumps through the history it discloses most haphazardly. First it's 1973, then 1982, then 1984. We read passages from before the 1982 World's Fair, then the subsequent fall of the Butchers in 83 and 84, then jump back to have a scene of Jake wooing exhibitors for the Fair. It's as if she never had an editor look over the work, as if she simply wrote down everything she found out. It's such a SHAME, too! The story is so interesting, so naturally dramatic on its own, that, written well, this book could be of interest to everyone in the US, rather than merely the targeted local Tennessee population that its typesetting, printing, and binding belie.
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