â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Open Road Media
♣Release Date : 2017-03-21
âśżPages : 361
â™ ISBN : 9781504045650
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.” First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Zola Books
♣Release Date : 2013-11-19
âśżPages : 450
â™ ISBN : 9781939126139
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : “She has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time.”—Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review. Here in digital format for the first time is Joan Didion’s landmark collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem, work that helped define the New Journalism of the late 1960s and today stands as some of the very finest nonfiction writing ever produced by an American writer. Reflective and brilliantly observational, powered by a brave, unblinking vision that sweeps America’s cultural landscape during the Vietnam era, Didion vividly documents the acid-tripping counterculture of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury in the book’s title essay, and elsewhere writes of billionaire Howard Hughes and folk-singer Joan Baez, of John Wayne and Alcatraz Island, of a California murderess and a Las Vegas wedding. She writes of her own Sacramento girlhood, of life in Death Valley; she profiles an L.A. Maoist; she captures the ominous mood in the Golden Land, in southern California, when the dry, hot Santa Ana winds blow in from the desert during autumn. She writes of her eight years in New York City as a young woman, and her departure for L.A., in the revered personal essay “Goodbye to All That.” A master stylist whose precise, lucid prose, elegantly layered with penetrating reflection and detail, has influenced generations of writers, Didion in Slouching Towards Bethlehem gives us a book that had she not gone on to write anything else, would still be celebrated today as an essential portrait of America in the 1960s. And now readers of digital books, whether fans of Joan Didion or those curious to discover this remarkable writer, can download her pioneering collection for the first time.

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Macmillan
♣Release Date : 1968
âśżPages : 238
â™ ISBN : 0374521727
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťSlouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : Twenty essays on such diverse topics as John Wayne, the Haight-Ashbury culture, and the Newport mansions

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Nina Coltart
â™›Publisher : Other PressLlc
♣Release Date : 2000-01
âśżPages : 200
â™ ISBN : 1892746557
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : Filled with clinical vignettes that bring her writings to life, the book cognently addresses such disparate topics as diagnosis, the superego, and silence, as well as the important of spirituality. The title essay, which opens the book, is justly famous–a close analysis of an apparently hopeless, elderly patient, Coltart's dramatic intervention, and the remarkable resluts of the case.

📒Slouching Towards Gomorrah ✍ Robert H. Bork

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Gomorrah
✍Author : Robert H. Bork
â™›Publisher : Harper Collins
♣Release Date : 2010-11-16
âśżPages : 432
â™ ISBN : 9780062030917
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Slouching Towards Gomorrah Book Synopsis : In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah. Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality. In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author :
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2012
âśżPages : 310
â™ ISBN : 0958274681
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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â™ Book Title : Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Harry Eiss
â™›Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
♣Release Date : 2014-03-25
âśżPages : 310
â™ ISBN : 9781443858625
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : On Monday, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. In the single largest act of destruction ever initiated by humans, a bomb with the equivalent force of 20,000 tons of TNT shattered Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of civilians, people who had become used to the American war planes flying overhead, planes that were purposely not dropping bombs on their city, to the point where the rush to the bomb shelters had become lackadaisical, and the normal activities continued with little interruption – getting the children up and off to school, opening the many small retail stores for the daily customers, perhaps stopping at a local café for morning coffee or tea, perhaps joining in on the group exercise classes. This is the precise instant we entered the postmodern world, one where the easy truths of centuries no longer applied. Speculative Fiction projects real possibilities beyond the now shattered assumptions, moving through marginalized fictional landscapes – science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero comics, graphic novels, and movies, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Cyber Punk, the New Wave, as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts, including everything from graphic novels to video games.

📒Slouching Towards Bethlehem ✍ Robert E. Curley

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Robert E. Curley
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2007
âśżPages : 395
â™ ISBN : OCLC:123433654
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The White Album ✍ Joan Didion

â™ Book Title : The White Album
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Open Road Media
♣Release Date : 2017-05-09
âśżPages : 224
â™ ISBN : 9781504045667
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The White Album Book Synopsis : An extraordinary report on the aftermath of the 1960s in America by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.

â™ Book Title : We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Everyman's Library
♣Release Date : 2006
âśżPages : 1122
â™ ISBN : UOM:39015066742670
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťWe Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Book Synopsis : A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.

📒Slouching Towards Bethlehem ✍ Robert E. Curley

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Robert E. Curley
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2007
âśżPages : 395
â™ ISBN : OCLC:123433654
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Geoff Lowe
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1986
âśżPages : 4
â™ ISBN : OCLC:512207670
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Slouching Towards Bethlehem ✍ Justin Lane Ware

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Justin Lane Ware
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1994
âśżPages : 230
â™ ISBN : OCLC:57416309
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒After Henry ✍ Joan Didion

â™ Book Title : After Henry
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Open Road Media
♣Release Date : 2017-05-09
âśżPages : 320
â™ ISBN : 9781504045698
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝After Henry Book Synopsis : Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers (The New York Times). Whether dissecting the 1988 presidential campaign, exploring the commercialization of a Hollywood murder, or reporting on the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion proves that she is one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Highlights include “In the Realm of the Fisher King,” a portrait of the White House under the stewardship of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, two “actors on location;” and “Girl of the Golden West,” a meditation on the Patty Hearst case that draws an unexpected and insightful parallel between the kidnapped heiress and the emigrants who settled California. “Sentimental Journeys” is a deeply felt study of New York media coverage of the brutal rape of a white investment banker in Central Park, a notorious crime that exposed the city’s racial and class fault lines. Dedicated to Henry Robbins, Didion’s friend and editor from 1966 until his death in 1979, After Henry is an indispensable collection of “superior reporting and criticism” from a writer on whom we have relied for more than fifty years “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).

â™ Book Title : 100 Statements about Slouching Towards Bethlehem That Almost Killed My Hamster
✍Author : Jake Dilling
â™›Publisher : Lennex
♣Release Date : 2013-02
âśżPages : 44
â™ ISBN : 5458873580
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ť100 Statements about Slouching Towards Bethlehem That Almost Killed My Hamster Book Synopsis : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Slouching Towards Bethlehem." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

â™ Book Title : Slouching Towards Bethlehem
✍Author : Ilexa Yardley
â™›Publisher : CreateSpace
♣Release Date : 2014-12-09
âśżPages : 68
â™ ISBN : 150545400X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťSlouching Towards Bethlehem Book Synopsis : The universal, existential, ode to death, from the cyclical relationship between life and death, produces Chekhov, Proust, Yeats, the unification of physics, psychology, philosophy, the metaphor, literature, and, the conservation of a circle.

📒Where I Was From ✍ Joan Didion

â™ Book Title : Where I Was From
✍Author : Joan Didion
â™›Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 2011-01-26
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 9780307763297
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Where I Was From Book Synopsis : In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. Where I Was From, in Didion’s words, “represents an exploration into my own confusions about the place and the way in which I grew up, confusions as much about America as about California, misapprehensions and misunderstandings so much a part of who I became that I can still to this day confront them only obliquely.” The book is a haunting narrative of how her own family moved west with the frontier from the birth of her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother in Virginia in 1766 to the death of her mother on the edge of the Pacific in 2001; of how the wagon-train stories of hardship and abandonment and endurance created a culture in which survival would seem the sole virtue. In Where I Was From, Didion turns what John Leonard has called “her sonar ear, her radar eye” onto her own work, as well as that of such California writers as Frank Norris and Jack London and Henry George, to examine how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today–a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the federal government, a dependent colony of those political and corporate owners who fly in for the annual encampment of the Bohemian Club. Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its–and in America’s–core values. Joan Didion’s unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its institutions and literature, and her incisive questioning of the stories it tells itself make this fiercely intelligent book a provocative and important tour de force from one of our greatest writers. From the Hardcover edition.

â™ Book Title : Slouching towards Gaytheism
✍Author : W. C. Harris
â™›Publisher : SUNY Press
♣Release Date : 2014-04-01
âśżPages : 277
â™ ISBN : 9781438451138
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Slouching towards Gaytheism Book Synopsis : Argues that homophobia will not be eradicated in the United States until religion is ended. Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions—the New Atheism and queer theory—and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabashed polemic insists that the needs met by religion might be met—more safely and less toxically—by forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or impede collective social progress. W. C. Harris argues that compromises with traditional religion, no matter how enlightened or well intentioned, will ultimately leave heteronormativity alive and well. He explores a range of recent movements, such as Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” project, reparative “ex-gay” therapy, Christian purity culture, and attempts by liberal Christians to reconcile religion with homosexuality, and shows how these proposed solutions are either inadequate or positively dangerous. According to the author, the time has come for “gaytheism”: leaving religion behind in order to preserve queer dignity, rights, and lives. “Lively, original, and serious, this book is great fun to read. One looks forward to how Professor Harris will skewer the next foe.” — Paul Robinson, author of Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics

📒The Last Love Song ✍ Tracy Daugherty

â™ Book Title : The Last Love Song
✍Author : Tracy Daugherty
â™›Publisher : St. Martin's Press
♣Release Date : 2015-08-25
âśżPages : 672
â™ ISBN : 9781466877405
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Last Love Song Book Synopsis : In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life. Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, whom she met while the two were working in New York City when Didion was at Vogue and Dunne was writing for Time. They became wildly successful writing partners when they moved to Los Angeles and co-wrote screenplays and adaptations together. Didion is well-known for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her most-notable work includes Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Run River, and The Year of Magical Thinking, a National Book Award winner and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, it dealt with the grief surrounding Didion after the loss of her husband and daughter. Daugherty takes readers on a journey back through time, following a young Didion in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally, while maintaining a respectful distance from the reclusive literary great. The Last Love Song reads like fiction; lifelong fans, and readers learning about Didion for the first time will be enthralled with this impressive tribute.

📒Reading Joan Didion ✍ Lynn Marie Houston

â™ Book Title : Reading Joan Didion
✍Author : Lynn Marie Houston
â™›Publisher : ABC-CLIO
♣Release Date : 2009
âśżPages : 159
â™ ISBN : 9780313364037
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťReading Joan Didion Book Synopsis : This book is a compelling reference guide for book clubs on the work of Joan Didion, with summaries of her major works and discussion questions. * Discussion questions on Joan Didion's works, literary movements, and literary analysis * An exhaustive bibliography of additional writings about Didion as well as similar authors and books

â™ Book Title : Ubu and the Truth Commission
✍Author : Jane Taylor
â™›Publisher : Juta and Company Ltd
♣Release Date : 1998-01-01
âśżPages : 73
â™ ISBN : 1919713166
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťUbu and the Truth Commission Book Synopsis : "Ubu and the Truth Commission" is the full play text of a multi-dimensional theatre piece which tries to make sense of the madness which overtook South Africa during apartheid.