Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution

by Ben Fountain


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062688842
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 59,206
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Ben Fountain was born in Chapel Hill and grew up in the tobacco country of eastern North Carolina. A former practicing attorney, he is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, and the novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. Billy Lynn was adapted into a feature film directed by three-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, and his work has been translated into over twenty languages. His series of essays published in The Guardian on the 2016 U.S. presidential election was subsequently nominated by the editors of The Guardian for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife of 32 years, Sharon Fountain.


Dallas, Texas

Place of Birth:

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


B.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980; J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Third Reinvention 1

Book Of Days: January 13

Iowa 2016: Riding The Roadkill Express 19

Book Of Days: February 99

The Phony In American Politics 107

Book Of Days: March 121

American Crossroads: Reagan, Trump, And The Devil Down South 127

Book Of Days: April 139

American Exceptionalism And The Great Game: At Play In The Fields. Of The Lord 143

Book Of Days: May 157

Doing The Chicken Hawk With Trump: Talking Fast And Loose In The Time Of Endless War 163

Book Of Days: June 177

Cheerleaders Of The Star-Spangled Apocalypse: Fear And Loathing With The Nra In Louisville, Kentucky 183

Book Of Days: July 201

Cleveland Fear Factory 209

Book Of Days: August 237

Hillary Doesn't Live Here Anymore 245

Book Of Days: September 295

Two American Dreams 305

Book Of Days: October 329

The Long Good Deal 341

Book Of Days: November 367

Trump Rising: King Donald Saddles Up With The Wrecking Crew 377

Book Of Days: December 387

A Familiar Spirit 395

Acknowledgments 415

Credits 417

Index 419

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