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Deer hunting with Jesus : guns, votes, debt and delusion in redneck America

Author: Joe Bageant
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a dirt-poor childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Bageant
ISBN: 9781846271526 1846271525
OCLC Number: 228581470
Notes: Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2007.
Description: 273 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: American serfs : inside the white ghetto of the working poor --
Republican by default : redneck pride and fear in an age of outsourcing --
The deep-fried, double-wide lifestyle : whatever it takes, the mortgage racket will put you under your own roof --
Valley of the gun : black powder and buckskin in heartland America --
The covert kingdom : they plead upon the blood of Jesus for a theocratic state --
The ballad of Lynddie England : one foot in Ulster, the other in Iraq --
An authorized place to die : the American health care system on life support --
American hologram : the apocalypse will be televised.
Responsibility: Joe Bageant.

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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  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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