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The Resource Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Title
Fantasyland
Title remainder
how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Andersen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demontrates what's happening in our country today. This strange, post-truth, "fake news" moment we're all living through is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. From the Salem witch trials to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P.T. Barnum to Hollywood, from our fetish for guns to our obsession with extraterrestrials, our peculiar love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. Written with gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity, Fantasyland could not appear at a more perfect moment for understanding the politics and culture of twenty-first-century America, and how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred." --
Assigning source
Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andersen, Kurt
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.A543 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • Fake news
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conjuring of America : 1517-1789 -- United States of amazing: the 1800s -- A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960 -- Big bang: the 1960s and '70s -- Fantasy scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century -- The problem with Fantasyland: from the 1980s to the present and beyond
Control code
on1019588112
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780812978902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019588112
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conjuring of America : 1517-1789 -- United States of amazing: the 1800s -- A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960 -- Big bang: the 1960s and '70s -- Fantasy scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century -- The problem with Fantasyland: from the 1980s to the present and beyond
Control code
on1019588112
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780812978902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019588112

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