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    Description"This is a 'people's history' with tongue in cheek, delightfully funny, imaginative, but with a subtle undertone of seriousness. I enjoyed it immensely." --HOWARD ZINN, author of "A People's History of the United States"Original stories & artwork by: Daniel Alarcon, Amy Bloom, Kate Bornstein, Alexander Chee, T Cooper, Keith Knight, Ron Kovic, Paul La Farge, Felicia Luna Lemus, Adam Mansbach, Valerie Miner, Tommy O'Malley, Neal Pollack, David Rees, Sarah Schulman, Darin Strauss, and Benjamin Weissman.History is distorted the moment it's recorded--and in these politically dishonest times, challenging the stories we're told is more important than ever. In this groundbreaking anthology of original fiction, a diverse group of America's best writers takes on the task of creating counter-narratives to mainstream American history. Here are some of the moments and the people left out of the textbooks. Here is what else happened--on the margins of American life, and in between the lines of our history books."A Fictional History of the United States with Huge Chunks Missing" brings together an eclectic array of celebrated authors and cartoonists to create a patchwork, anecdotal history of this complicated country. From the Chinese discovery of America in 1426 to the new McCarthyism of a post-9-11 world, this collection recasts everything from the moon landing to the Lindbergh kidnapping, westward expansion to the sexual proclivities of Civil War officers. Riveting, inventive, and politically vital, this anthology picks up--and yanks on--America's supposed commitment to seeking the truth . . . even if that truth is revealed in fiction.T Cooper is the author of the novels "Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes" (Dutton) and "Some of the Parts" (Akashic). T lives in New York City. For more information visit www.t-cooper.com.Adam Mansbach is the author of the novels "Angry Black White Boy" (Crown), "Shackling Water" (Doubleday), and the forthcoming "The End of the Jews" (Spiegel & Grau/Doubleday). He lives in Berkeley, California. For more information visit www.adammansbach.com.


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    Title
    A Fictional History of the United States
    Subtitle
    With Huge Chunks Missing
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by T. Cooper, Edited by Adam Mansbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 369 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933354026
    ISBN 10: 193335402X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC22: 813.00803273
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS659.2 .F53 2006
    Thema V1.0: FB, FBA
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Akashic Books,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Akashic Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    17 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    T Cooper's debut novel Some of the Parts, was a B&N Discover Program selection and a Quality Paperback Book Club pick. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the Believer, and The Future Dictionary of America (McSweeney's Books). Her second novel, Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes is forthcoming from Penguin/Plume. T lives in New York City. Adam Mansbach is the author of the novels Angry Black White Boy (Crown, 2005) and Shackling Water (Doubleday). His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Brooklyn Noir (Akashic 2004), The Best Music Writing 2004 (DaCapo), and elsewhere.