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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Chris Hedges Joe Sacco



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Nation Books
08 April 2014
Poverty & unemployment; Politics & government; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies; Central government policies; Political economy
Named a Best Book of the Year by and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is the searing account of their travels.
By:   Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco
Imprint:   Nation Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 170mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9781568588247
ISBN 10:   1568588240
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   08 April 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Empire of Illusion Death of the Liberal Class War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.Joe Sacco is a Maltese citizen currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Sacco received his B.A. in journalism at the University of Oregon in 1981. Sacco has gained widespread praise for the depth of his research, the sensitivity of his handling of a delicate subject, as well as for the craft exhibited in his dynamic, sophisticated layouts and bold narrative. In 2001, Sacco received a Guggenheim Fellowship to help pursue his work. Sacco's work about the southern Gaza Strip called Footnotes in Gaza, received the Ridenhour Book Prize in March 2010.

Reviews for Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Sacco's sections are uniformly brilliant. The tone is controlled, the writing smart, the narration neutral.... This is an important book. -- New York Times Book Review An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed.... Through immersion reportage and graphic narrative, the duo illuminate the human and environmental devastation in those communities, with the warning that no one is immune.... A call for a new American revolution, passionately proclaimed. -- Kirkus (Starred Review) [ Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt ] is, without question, the most profoundly disquieting (and downright shocking) portrait of modern America in recent years, and one that is essential reading for anyone wanting to comprehend the quotidian struggle of what sociologists called 'the underclass'. To describe the book as Dickensian in its horror-show reports of frontline industrial decrepitude and socio-economic dysfunction is to engage in understatement... Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is unapologetically combative and profoundly J'accuse. And though many a conservative think-tanker could try to punch holes in its arguments no one can remain unmoved or unsettled by its brilliantly documented reportage from the precipice of a society that prefers to turn a blind eye to its nightmarish underside. -- The Times (Saturday Review) [B]rilliant combination of prose and graphic comics. --Ralph Nader Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (Nation) is as moving a portrait of poverty and as compelling a call to action as Michael Harrington's 'The Other America, ' published in 1962. -- Boston Globe Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a gripping and thoroughly researched polemic. --Grantland [A] growling indictment of corporate America. -- Financial Times .. .a unique hybrid of investigative journalism, graphic novel and po

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