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Tired of Winning

A Chronicle of American Decline

Richard Cooke



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Black Inc
25 March 2019
Polarised, enraged and spiritually bereft, America under Donald Trump seems to be on the brink of failure.

In this dazzling debut, award-winning Australian writer Richard Cooke takes a close-up look at the state of the United States. From the theology of opioids to the aftermath of a mass shooting, from #MeToo to the paintings of George W. Bush, Cooke's reporting takes him from an East Coast ravaged by climate change to the dangerous world of the US-Mexico border.

This is not another diner-hopping week in Trump country- it's a radical effort to capture dissonant and varied Americas, across more than twenty states. In brilliantly rendered accounts of poets, politicians and poisoned cities, Cooke finds a nation splintering under the weight of alienation - but showing resilience and hope in the most unexpected ways.

Entertaining and terrifying in equal measure, Tired of Winning reveals the schisms and the clamour of contemporary America.

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By:   Richard Cooke
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781760641146
ISBN 10:   1760641146
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   25 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Cooke is The Monthly?s contributing editor and US correspondent. His work has been published widely, including in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Foreign Affairs and Best Australian Essays. He is also a writer for television and radio, and a former creative contributor to the Chaser team. In 2018 he was the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year and a finalist in the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism.

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