|By (author):||Hedges, Chris|
|By (author):||Sacco, Joe|
|Subject:||POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||9.93in x 6.72in x 0.76in|
|From The Publisher*||With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on the cusp of widespread revolt and addresses Occupy Wall Street in his first book since the international protests began. |
In the tradition of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Hedges and Sacco travel to the depressed pockets of the United States to report on recession-era America. What they find in Camden, New Jersey, the devastated coalmines of West Virginia, on the Lakota reservation in South Dakota, and in undocumented farmworker colonies in California is a thriving neofeudalism. With extraordinary on-the-ground reportage and illustration, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt provides a terrifying glimpse of a future for America and the nations that follow her lead--a future that will be avoided with nothing short of revolution.
|Review Quote*||Praise for Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt:|
"Sacco's sections are uniformly brilliant. The tone is controlled, the writing smart, the narration neutral; we are allowed to draw our own conclusions.... An important book.... Hedges is a serious writer and thinker, and as in his seminal work, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, he is brilliant at depicting human life at the extremes of existence--from war to grinding poverty--and explaining the effects on the human psyche."
-The New York Times Book Review
"While the statistics and situations...[Hedges and Sacco] report on are shocking enough, the illustrations, which are often combined with a local's first-hand account, add gravitas to the stories."
"A heartfelt, harrowing picture of post-capitalist America."
"One of the infernal documents of our new century."
-The Georgia Straight
|Biographical Note||Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Truthdig columnist, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist. His books include such bestsellers as Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class and the National Book Award finalist War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.|