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Deer Hunting with Jesus

Dispatches from America's Class War

by Joe Bageant

eBook
A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor—and why they have learned to hate liberalism.
Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant's report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape.
He writes of:
  • His childhood friends who work at factory jobs that are constantly on the verge of being outsourced
  • The mortgage and credit card rackets that saddle the working poor with debt
  • The ubiquitous gun culture—and why the left doesn' t get it
  • Scots Irish culture and how it played out in the young life of Lynddie England
    What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war.
    By turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."

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    Publisher: Crown/Archetype

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: June 24, 2008

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    • ISBN: 9780307449573
    • Release date: June 24, 2008

    EPUB eBook

    • ISBN: 9780307449573
    • File size: 3370 KB
    • Release date: June 24, 2008

    PDF eBook

    • ISBN: 9780307449573
    • File size: 984 KB
    • Release date: June 24, 2008

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    English

    A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor—and why they have learned to hate liberalism.
    Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant's report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape.
    He writes of:
  • His childhood friends who work at factory jobs that are constantly on the verge of being outsourced
  • The mortgage and credit card rackets that saddle the working poor with debt
  • The ubiquitous gun culture—and why the left doesn' t get it
  • Scots Irish culture and how it played out in the young life of Lynddie England
    What it adds up to, he asserts, is an unacknowledged class war.
    By turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of "the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks."

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    • Details

      Publisher:
      Crown/Archetype

      Kindle Book
      Release date: June 24, 2008

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9780307449573
      Release date: June 24, 2008

      EPUB eBook
      ISBN: 9780307449573
      File size: 3370 KB
      Release date: June 24, 2008

      PDF eBook
      ISBN: 9780307449573
      File size: 984 KB
      Release date: June 24, 2008

    • Creators
    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB eBook
      PDF eBook
    • Languages
      English
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