Days of Destruction, Days of Revoltby Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco
Pub. Date: 06/12/2012
Publisher: Nation Books
In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on the crisis gripping underclass America and crime- See more details below
In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on the crisis gripping underclass America and crime-
- Nation Books
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- 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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As always, Chris Hedges is on top of his game. Must read for everyone.
I got the book on hardcover, so I did not experience the issues with the nook. The content of the book was like a splash of cold water, because it brings into realization of the disturbing violence and degradation "unfettered and unregulated capitalism" has on America. The prose and the abundant of information presented in the book makes a good read, which is rare in information texts. Joe Sacco's illustrations of various people's stories also presents a startling picture of the disparity people of the "sacrifice zones" endure. At the end of the book, through much of the horror and darkness, he tries to present the possibility of hope through galvanizing the power of youth and knowledge as a means of combating the corrupt system. If you are interested in the current affairs and want to know how American government has become the entity it is now, I would recommend this book.
Excellent. Each chapter presents a well substantiated argument on the adverse effects of poorly regulated corporate practices on workers and on the environment. The catastrophic economic, social and environmental consequences that would prevail are inevitable, unless society as a whole could broaden its ambition beyond current private greed and truly seek sustainable development for all.
I've only just started the book, so I won't comment on the content. I just want to issue a gripe about the nook version. The font is too small and can't be altered. And the feature to change the background color (Day, Night, etc.) is not present--something that I normal like to use. So thumbs down to the Nook version.
Hedges adds historical fact and impregnates it in a poetic way.
I'm about 2/3 of the way through and so far I find the content disturbing. Chris Hedges is a favorite writer of mine and he lays out the desperation and despair endured by the people victimized by Laissez Faire Capitalism. My only complaint is that the nook version is formatted not to allow changes in font size. You have to stretch every page like you would a picture. This is slow and damned annoying. Whomever formatted this book should get out of the ereader biz.