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The Resource A colossal wreck : a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture, Alexander Cockburn

A colossal wreck : a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture, Alexander Cockburn

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A colossal wreck : a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture
Title
A colossal wreck
Title remainder
a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Cockburn
Title variation
Road trip through political scandal, corruption and American culture
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander Cockburn was one of the most influential journalists of his generation. As the Atlantic noted, he was a towering figure who 'would say all the outrageous things his bland counterparts lacked the wit, courage, erudition, or epater-spirit to utter on their own.' In A Colossal Wreck, written prior to his death in July 2012, Cockburn reveals his great literary spirit, incisive reading of the situation, and campaigning vim into a single volume that will undoubtedly be seen as his masterpiece. Whether ruthlessly exposing the hypocrisy of Washington from Clinton to Obama, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed or silenced, Cockburn was the most gifted contrarian of his generation"--
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"Alexander Cockburn was one of the most influential journalists of his generation. As the Atlantic noted, he was a towering figure who 'would say all the outrageous things his bland counterparts lacked the wit, courage, erudition, or epater-spirit to utter on their own.' In A Colossal Wreck, written prior to his death in July 2012, Cockburn reveals his great literary spirit, incisive reading of the situation, and campaigning vim into a single volume that will undoubtedly be seen as his masterpiece. Whether ruthlessly exposing the hypocrisy of Washington from Clinton to Obama, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed or silenced, Cockburn was the most gifted contrarian of his generation"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10218920
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Cockburn, Alexander
Dewey number
320.973/0905
Index
index present
LC call number
E885
LC item number
.C625 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political culture
  • Political corruption
  • United States
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Cockburn, Alexander
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a road trip through political scandal, corruption, and American culture
Label
A colossal wreck : a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture, Alexander Cockburn
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9781781681190.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Alternate subtitle from dust jacket
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013018400
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 586 pages
Isbn
9781781681190
Lccn
2013018400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A colossal wreck : a road trip through scandal, political corruption and American culture, Alexander Cockburn
Link
9781781681190.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Alternate subtitle from dust jacket
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013018400
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 586 pages
Isbn
9781781681190
Lccn
2013018400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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