The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades

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By (author) Tom Wolfe

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 26mm | 297g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099479362
  • ISBN 13: 9780099479369
  • Sales rank: 561,829

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The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the best from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Right Stuff and the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers. An essential introduction to the non-fiction writing of the inventor of New Journalism.

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Author information

Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B. A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph. D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

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"'The inventor of New Journalism...wielding his terrible swift satirist sword' Newsweek"