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Deer Hunting With Jesus : Guns, Votes, Debt and Delusion in Redneck America

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Welcome to Winchester, Virginia - a town populated almost entirely by the under-educated, the over-weight and the dirt-poor. This is Joe Bageant's hometown, and in this text he shows how white working-class Americans have been exploited and betrayed by the very people - in big business and government - they put their faith in.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • GRANTA BOOKS
  • Portobello Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1846271525
  • 9781846271526
  • 30,575

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"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-show more

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2,950 ratings
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A close look at America's working class, Joe Bageant raises some interesting topics and points with his own unique and whitty styleshow more
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