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American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams by Peter Richardson PDF

By Peter Richardson

A long-overdue publication at the fantastic lifestyles and profession of 1 of our best public intellectuals, American Prophet will introduce Carey McWilliams to a brand new iteration of readers.

Peter Richardson's soaking up and assuredly paced e-book finds a determine completely engaged with the problems of his time. Deftly interweaving correspondence, diary notes, released writings, and McWilliams's personal and others' observations on a colourful and influential solid of characters from Hollywood, big apple, Washington, DC, and the yank West, Richardson maps the evolution of McWilliams's own existence. between these making an visual appeal are H. L. Mencken (McWilliams's mentor and function model), Louis Adamic, John Fante, Robert Towne, Richard Nixon, Studs Terkel, J. Edgar Hoover, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Joseph McCarthy.

American Prophet illustrates the arc of McWilliams's lifestyles and occupation from his early literary journalism via his criminal and political activism, his stint in country govt, and his twenty years as editor of the Nation. This booklet makes the case for McWilliams's position within the Olympian realm of our such a lot influential and prescient political writers.

Peter Richardson is the editorial director at PoliPointPress in Sausalito, California. he's the writer or editor of diverse works on language, literature, and California public coverage. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the college of California Berkeley.

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