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Deer Hunting With Jesus

Author : Joe Bageant
ISBN : 0307449572
Genre : Social Science
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A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor--and why they hate liberalism. Deer Hunting with Jesus is web columnist Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-like countless American small towns-is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. By turns brutal, tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."
Category: Social Science

Im Stillen Park Der Untoten Seelen

Author : Harry Popow
ISBN : 9783845919591
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Das Tagebuch der Tamara P. Moskau - DDR Sie ist in der Krypta abgebildet - im Ehrenmal für die gefallenen Sowjetsoldaten in Berlin Treptow. Sie arbeitete 1949 im Baustab und wurde als Modell für das Mosaik ausgewählt: Tamara P. (1915-1984). Als gebürtige Moskauerin hielt sie in ihrem frühen Tagebuch ihre Träume und Sehnsüchte fest. Durch Heirat kam sie 1935 in das faschistische Deutschland. Nach der Befreiung 1945 brachte sie sich als Dolmetscherin ein für ein neues und friedliches Deutschland, kompromisslos gegenüber politischer Dummheit und Gleichgültigkeit. Die emotional geprägten Notizen der Tamara P. werden durch Erinnerungen ihres Sohnes aus seinem Berufsleben als Militärjournalist ergänzt. So entsteht aus verschiedenen und doch so ähnlichen Blickwinkeln ein sehr persönlich gefärbtes mosaikartiges Bild aus dem Alltag in der DDR – eine Kostbarkeit, die es verdient, aufgehoben zu werden.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fremd In Ihrem Land

Author : Arlie Russell Hochschild
ISBN : 9783593507668
Genre : Political Science
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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ
Category: Political Science

Waltzing At The Doomsday Ball

Author : Joe Bageant
ISBN : 1921844515
Genre : Political Science
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'Essentially, it comes down to the fact that a very large portion of Americans are crazier than shithouse rats and are being led by a gang of pathological misfits, most of whom are preachers and politicians.' In 2004, at the age of 58, writer Joe Bageant sensed that the internet could give him editorial freedom. Without having to deal with gatekeepers, he began writing about what he was really thinking, and started submitting his essays to left-of-centre websites. Joe's essays soon gained a wide following for his forceful style, his sense of humour, and his willingness to discuss the American white underclass, a taboo topic for the mainstream media. Joe called himself a 'redneck socialist', and he initially thought most of his readers would be very much like himself - working class from the southern section of the USA. So he was pleasantly surprised when the emails started filling his in-box. There were indeed many letters from men about Joe's age who had also escaped rural poverty. But there were also emails from younger men and women readers, from affluent people who agreed that the political and economic system needed an overhaul, from readers in dozens of countries expressing thanks for an alternative view of American life, from working-class Americans in all parts of the country, and more than a few from elderly women who wrote to Joe to say that they respected and appreciated his writing, but 'please don't use so much profanity'. Joe Bageant died in March 2011 at the age of 64, having published 89 essays online. The 25 essays presented in Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball have been selected by Ken Smith, who managed Joe's website and disseminated his work to the wider media and to Joe's dedicated fans and followers. 'One of the great American writers of his generation.' - Charles Firth 'Bageant must be one of only a handful of people who can provide and understanding of what America's redneck underclass is thinking. The mix of storytelling and political commentary is superb.' - The Daily Telegraph 'Bageant may write like a dream but he hasn't forgotten where he came from . . . Cutting through the corporatist film-flam, he describes just what trouble America is in.' - The Australian Financial Review Magazine
Category: Political Science

A Book Of American Martyrs

Author : Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN : 9780062643063
Genre : Fiction
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“Oates’ American saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country...Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. ” --USA Today, 4-star review “Successful because [Oates] refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion...With its wrath and violence, A Book of American Martyrs offers this teaspoon of warmth in these troubled times: that it is possible to be wrong without surrendering your humanity.” --Los Angeles Times “The most relevant book of Oates’s half-century-long career, a powerful reminder that fiction can be as timely as this morning’s tweets but infinitely more illuminating.” --Washington Post A powerfully resonant and provocative novel from American master and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society. A Book of American Martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred.
Category: Fiction

The Tin Roof Blowdown

Author : James Lee Burke
ISBN : 9781416548508
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the adventures of detective Dave Robicheaux, who struggles with alcoholism and rage while fighting to protect lives in Katrina-devastated New Orleans.
Category: Fiction

The Yemassee

Author : William Gilmore Simms
ISBN : UCAL:B3569270
Genre : Indians of North America
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Revisionist Approaches To American Realism And Naturalism

Author : Jutta Ernst
ISBN : 3825368580
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The present volume responds to the paradoxical situation that, in recent decades, U.S. realism and naturalism have been treated as "a stepchild of American literary history" (Fluck), but have also generated an enormous body of innovative scholarship. In keeping with the collection's title, the contributors both react and add to the revisionist endeavor of this new and exciting material. Modes of inquiry include meta-analyses, readings of little-known texts, revaluations of canonical authors, alternative takes on naturalism's relationship to genre, and transdisciplinary perspectives. Subjects covered range from William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Henry James, Jack London, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser to Robert Frost, Richard Wright, and Edward Steichen.