A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption and American Culture

A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption and American Culture

Alexander Cockburn


Alexander Cockburn was once with no query probably the most influential reporters of his new release, whose writing stems from the simplest culture of Mark Twain, H.L. Menchken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his ultimate paintings, complete presently ahead of his loss of life in July 2012, exemplifies the prodigious literary brio that made Cockburn’s name.

Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of these in energy, or tirelessly protecting the rights of the oppressed, Cockburn by no means pulled his punches and constantly landed a blow the place it mattered. during this panoramic paintings, protecting approximately 20 years of yankee tradition and politics, he explores matters as different because the intercourse lifetime of invoice Clinton and the way to cook dinner wild turkey. He stands up for the rights of prisoners on demise row and exposes the chicanery of the media and the duplicity of the political elite. As he pursues a serpentine course during the country, he charts the fortunes of pals, recognized kin, and sworn enemies alike to hilarious effect.

This is an exciting journey in the course of the reefs and shoals of politics and lifestyle. Combining a fondness for the areas, the nutrients and the folk he encountered on dozens of cross-country trips, Cockburn reviews again over seventeen years of tumultuous swap between what he affectionately referred to as the “thousand landscapes” of the United States.

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