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Beautiful country burn again : democracy, rebellion, and revolution, Ben Fountain

Label
Beautiful country burn again : democracy, rebellion, and revolution
Title
Beautiful country burn again
Title remainder
democracy, rebellion, and revolution
Statement of responsibility
Ben Fountain
Title variation
Democracy, rebellion, and revolution
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive: first, the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War, and the second, the Great Depression, which led to President Roosevelt's New Deal and the establishment of America as a social-democratic state. In a sequence of essays that excavate the past while laying bare the political upheaval of 2016, Ben Fountain argues that the United States may be facing a third existential crisis, one that will require a "burning" of the old order as America attempts to remake itself. Beautiful Country Burn Again narrates a shocking year in American politics, moving from the early days of the Iowa Caucus to the crystalizing moments of the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and culminating in the aftershocks of the weeks following election night. Along the way, Fountain probes deeply into history, illuminating the forces and watershed moments of the past that mirror and precipitated the present, from the hollowed-out notion of the American Dream, to Richard Nixon's southern strategy, to our weaponized new conception of American exceptionalism, to the cult of celebrity that gave rise to Donald Trump. In an urgent and deeply incisive voice, Ben Fountain has fused history and the present day to paint a startling portrait of the state of our nation. Beautiful Country Burn Again is a searing indictment of how we came to this point, and where we may be headed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fountain, Ben
Dewey number
324.973/09005
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E911
LC item number
.F68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Beautiful country burn again : democracy, rebellion, and revolution, Ben Fountain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292286053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9780062688750
Lccn
2018022055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beautiful country burn again : democracy, rebellion, and revolution, Ben Fountain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky292286053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9780062688750
Lccn
2018022055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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