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Them : adventures with extremists

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a fascinating and frequently hilarious look at extremists around the globe, and the conspiracy theory that unites them. Journalist Jon Ronson, the mild-mannered but ironic observer, learns some alarming things about the looking-glass world of them and us. Are the extremists onto something? Or has Ronson become one of Them?
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Named Person: Noam Chomsky
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Ronson
ISBN: 0743227077 9780743227070 0743233212 9780743233217
OCLC Number: 47831472
Notes: Originally published: London : Picador, 2001.
Description: 327 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Semi-Detached Ayatollah --
Running through cornfields --
Secret rlers of the world --
Bilderberg sets a trap! --
Middlemen in New York --
There are lizards and there are lizards --
Klansman who won't use the n-word --
Hollywood --
Living a diamond life in a rocky world --
Dr. Paisley, I presume --
Ceausescu's shoes --
Way things are done --
Clearing in the forest --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Jon Ronson.
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In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a fascinating and frequently hilarious look at extremists around the globe, and the conspiracy theory that unites them. Journalist Jon Ronson, the mild-mannered but ironic observer, learns some alarming things about the looking-glass world of them and us. Are the extremists onto something? Or has Ronson become one of Them?

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"Kirkus Reviews" (starred) A picaresque journey into the wonderland of delusional fanatics, often scary, yet wildly funny....Ronson's eye for the telling detail and his gift for capturing hilarious Read more...

 
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