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America 51 : A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside 'The Greatest Country in the World'

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The always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him about what it means to be an American in an increasingly unstable world. He examines the way America sees itself, specifically with regard to the propaganda surrounding America's origins (like a heavy-metal Howard Zinn), while also celebrating the quirks and behavior that make a true-blue American.Balancing humor, outrage, and disbelief, Taylor examines the rotting core of America, evaluating everything from politics and race relations to family and "man buns." By continuing the wave of moral outrage begun in You're Making Me Hate You, Taylor skewers contemporary America in his own signature style.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 148 x 215 x 24mm | 376g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0306825449
  • 9780306825446
  • 18,836

About Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Seven Deadly Sins and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven. Lead singer of rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, Taylor has earned 11 Platinum records, 43 Gold records, and a Grammy. A native of Iowa, he spends his time between there, Las Vegas, and his suitcase.show more

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"A double barreled shot at both political parties...Each chapter cuts to the heart of the matter, with funny and heartfelt anecdotes...America 51 is a truly enjoyable book from start to finish. The author offers a fresh take on our country's faults and strengths, while not holding back on the politicians and others who dwell on the divisiveness. This may not be easy reading for the hardcore conservative or liberal, but that may just be the point. It is a book with a tough message for the masses: look within."--Manhattan Book Reviewshow more

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