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A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture

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Description for A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture Paperback. A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his generation. Num Pages: 599 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; BGHA; JFC; JPA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 209 x 149 x 34. Weight in Grams: 684.
Alexander Cockburn was without question one of the most influential journalists of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his final work, finished shortly before his death in July 2012, exemplifies the prodigious literary brio that made Cockburn's name. Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed, Cockburn never pulled his punches and always landed a blow where it mattered. In this panoramic work, covering nearly two decades of American culture and politics, he ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Verso
Condition
New
Number of Pages
602
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781781682951
SKU
V9781781682951
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About Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn was the co-editor of CounterPunch and the author of a number of titles, including Corruptions of Empire, The Golden Age Is in Us, Washington Babylon and Imperial Crusades. Brought up in Ireland, he moved to America in 1972 writing for the Village Voice, the Nation and many other journals. He died in July 2012.

Reviews for A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture
A Colossal Wreck provides ample evidence for Cockburn's standing as one of the left's most perceptive and entertaining commentators.
Guardian
Alexander Cockburn set a high standard of crusading journalism for fifty years ... With his Wildean wit, love of elegant women, penchant for hunting and fondness for P.G. Wodehouse, Cockburn defied the stereotype of the disgruntled left-wing scribe. ... Read more

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