While revisiting the events can stir anger and frustration, Tye keeps us focused on the larger arc of the book, namely McCarthy's life in total, which keeps us looking ahead as well as behind.
From the very first, it is clear that McCarthy was possessed of overweening ambition and no scruple or moral code would stand in his way.
This served as the base of operations for Colonel Tye and it was from here that he led a mixed-race band that became known as the Black Brigade.
That is actions could and should have been stopped before they got out of hand is evident in hind-sight, but McCarthy tapped into a populace concerned and wary of the new world order and exploiting the fear of communism led him to his rise.
Kennedy, whom Cohn treated as a gofer.
I think it records him and his legend splendidly, from his inimitable stats to his personal faults and triumphs, but I'm not so sure we got to what was essentially Satchel Paige here.