Last Innocent White Man in America: And Other Writings

Last Innocent White Man in America: And Other Writings

by John Leonard
     
 

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Far more than simple political commentary, The Last Innocent White Man in America is a passionate marriage of politics and literature that transcends the daily headlines to get at how we imagine ourselves in history. John Leonard is an unrepentant liberal, dissident, scourge, and media critic par excellence. Whether he's writing about bankers or AIDS, Congress or…  See more details below

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Far more than simple political commentary, The Last Innocent White Man in America is a passionate marriage of politics and literature that transcends the daily headlines to get at how we imagine ourselves in history. John Leonard is an unrepentant liberal, dissident, scourge, and media critic par excellence. Whether he's writing about bankers or AIDS, Congress or television, Salman Rushdie or Ed Koch, Leonard will make you stop, think, and laugh.

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"[Leonard's] range, lyricism, depth, brilliance and writing gigs . . . will excite the mind of anyone who likes a depth and mental agility in what they read." —Birmingham Post-Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565843486
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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John Leonard (1939–2008) is the author of The Last Innocent White Man in America and Smoke and Mirrors (both published by The New Press). He was editor of the New York Times Book Review, literary co-editor of The Nation, and now appeared weekly on CBS Sunday Morning and in New York.

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