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    DescriptionA raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor-and why they hate liberalism. "Deer Hunting with Jesus" is web columnist Joe Bageant's report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-like countless American small towns-is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. By turns brutal, tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."

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    Deer Hunting with Jesus
    Dispatches from America's Class War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joe Bageant
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 273
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307339379
    ISBN 10: 0307339378

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    LC classification: HN90.S6 B32 2007B
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    24 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joe Bageant writes an online column (www.joebageant.com) that has made him a cult hero among gonzo-journalism junkies and progressives. He has been interviewed on Air America and comments on America's long history of religious fundamentalism in the BBC/Owl documentary The Vision: Americans on America. Until recently he worked as a senior editor for the Primedia History Magazine Group. Bageant and his wife recently downsized their lives in America so that Joe could spend half the year in Belize, where he writes and sponsors a small development project with the Black Carib families of Hopkins Village. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Joe Bageant is a brilliant writer. He evokes working class America like no one else. The account of his revisit to his Virginia roots is sobering, poignant, and instructive." --Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States" "This book is righteous, self-righteous, exhilarating, and aggravating. By God, it's a raging, hilarious, and profane love song to the great American redneck. As a blue state man with a red state childhood, I have been waiting for this book for years. We ignore its message at our peril." --Sherman Alexie, author of "Reservation Blues" "This fine book sheds a devastating light on Bush & Co.'s notorious 'base, ' i.e. America's white working class, whose members have been ravaged by the very party that purports to take their side. Meanwhile, the left has largely turned them out, or even laughed at their predicament. Of their degraded state--and, therefore, ours--Joe Bageant writes like an avenging angel." --Mark Crispin Miller, author of "Fooled Again: The "Real Case" for Election Reform" "Joe Bageant is the Sartre of Appalachia. His white-hot bourbon-fuelled prose shreds through the lies of our times like a weed-whacker in overdrive. "Deer Hunting with Jesus" is a deliciously vicious and wickedly funny chronicle of a thinking man's life in God's own backwoods." --Jeffrey St. Clair, author of "Grand Theft Pentagon" and co-editor of CounterPunch "This recounting of lost lives--of white have-nots in one of our most have-not states--has the power of an old-time Scottish Border ballad. It is maddening and provocative that the true believers in 'American exceptionalism' and ersatz machismo side with those stepping all over them. Bageant's writing is as lyrical as Nelson Algren's, and if there's a semblance of hope, it's that he catches on with new readers thanks to the alternative media." --Studs Terkel ""Deer Hunting with Jesus" is one of those rare books that is colorful, depressing, e