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Miami and the siege of Chicago

by Norman Mailer | 05 July 2016
Category: Politics
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In this landmark work of journalism, Norman Mailer reports on the presidential conventions of 1968, the turbulent year from which today's bitterly divided country arose. The Vietnam War was raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy had just been assassinated. In August, the Republican Party met in Miami and picked Richard Nixon as its candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats backed Lyndon Johnson's ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupted. Antiwar protesters filled the streets and the police ran amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television-and captured in these pages by one of America's fiercest intellects. Praise for Miami and the Siege of Chicago "For historians who wish for the presence of a world-class literary witness at crucial moments in history, Mailer in Miami and Chicago was heaven-sent."-Michael Beschloss, The Washington Post "Extraordinary . . . Mailer [predicted that] 'we will be fighting for forty years.' He got that right, among many other things."-Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic "Often reads like a good, old-fashioned novel in which suspense, character, plot revelations, and pungently describable action abound."-The New York Review of Books "[A] masterful account . . . To understand 1968, you must read Mailer."-Chicago Tribune
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In this landmark work of journalism, Norman Mailer reports on the presidential conventions of 1968, the turbulent year from which today's bitterly divided country arose. The Vietnam War was raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy had just been assassinated. In August, the Republican Party met in Miami and picked Richard Nixon as its candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats backed Lyndon Johnson's ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupted. Antiwar protesters filled the streets and the police ran amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television-and captured in these pages by one of America's fiercest intellects. Praise for Miami and the Siege of Chicago "For historians who wish for the presence of a world-class literary witness at crucial moments in history, Mailer in Miami and Chicago was heaven-sent."-Michael Beschloss, The Washington Post "Extraordinary . . . Mailer [predicted that] 'we will be fighting for forty years.' He got that right, among many other things."-Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic "Often reads like a good, old-fashioned novel in which suspense, character, plot revelations, and pungently describable action abound."-The New York Review of Books "[A] masterful account . . . To understand 1968, you must read Mailer."-Chicago Tribune
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ISBN - 9780399588334
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Published - 05/07/2016
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Politics
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 238.14
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 21
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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