Dirty Harry’s America has it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly....Could pave the way for historians to consider how culture, film, and politics are interwoven.
A scrupulously detailed study of the five Dirty Harry films. . . And their huge influence on other films, television shows, and literature. . . . Recommended.
A comprehensive and thorough analysis of Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry phenomenon in the backdrop of the growing tensions between 1960s elite liberalism, moral relativism and conservativism.
--Communication Booknotes Quarterly
Although the Dirty Harry films were released in the seventies and eighties, in the wake of the 2016 primary and general elections, a book like Dirty Harry’s America . . . seems as relevant as ever.
--Journal of American Culture