Blues for America: A Critique, A Lament, and Some Memories by Doug DowdBlues for America: A Critique, A Lament, and Some Memories by Doug Dowd

Blues for America: A Critique, A Lament, and Some Memories

byDoug Dowd

Paperback | January 1, 1997

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"Blues for America is a scholar's deft survey of everything that happened between the 1920s and the 1990s-depressions, repressions, segregation, and wars-and the resistance that arose to each in turn, related with surprising wit and an amazingly gracious turn of phrase. And by weaving in bits of autobiography, Dowd has given us much more."
--Barbara Ehrenreich

Title:Blues for America: A Critique, A Lament, and Some MemoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.14 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Monthly Review PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0853459827

ISBN - 13:9780853459828

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Has the American dream actually been a nightmare of profiteering and racism? Unequivocally, says the trenchant Doug Dowd. In Blues for America, Dowd relays a series of scathingly funny personal stories which breathe tangy life into American legends and events. Included is a cynical behind-the-scenes description of a battleship photo-op for General MacArthur during the Second World War, and travelling through Vietnam only to unexpectedly trip over Ross Perot.