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American Rebels - Jack Newfield

American Rebels

By: Jack Newfield (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781560255437
Number Of Pages: 352

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American Rebels is an anthology of specially commissioned essays by leading American writers that attempt to reconcile authentic patriotism with original artistic creation, unpopular opinion, and real moral principles that don’t change with the winds. It includes rebels in politics, education, journalism, religion, literature, film, sports, music, law, popular culture, and social struggle. These are real rebels against conformity, commercialism, racism, oligarchy, the bogus conventional wisdom, stacked decks, and sacred cows. The Americans celebrated don’t fit under any one ideology or party. They are too free-spirited to be categorized, belonging to a continuum of conviction and creation in our tangled national history. Some, like Walt Whitman, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando, and Frank Sinatra, are famous. Others are less well known but have earned a broad appreciation; among them are Sam Fuller, Paul O’Dwyer, and Mike Harrington. Still others like Edward Abbey, Benjamin Mays, and Bill Hicks are almost cult figures—revered by a small, intense following. Others have faded from memory, like Margaret Sanger and Clarence Darrow, and deserve a new shaft of sunlight. This groundbreaking collection includes original essays by Pete Hamill, Stanley Crouch, Budd Schulberg, Danny Goldberg, J. Hoberman, Patricia Bosworth, Tom Hayden, Steve Earle, and others.

Norman Mailerp. 1
Woody Guthriep. 7
Bob Mosesp. 13
Hank Williamsp. 23
Bob Dylanp. 29
Michael Harringtonp. 37
Edward Abbeyp. 45
Murray Kemptonp. 53
Robert Frankp. 61
Paul O'Dwyerp. 73
Cesar Chavezp. 81
Joe Louisp. 89
Aretha Franklinp. 105
Jane Jacobsp. 115
Margaret Sangerp. 125
Fannie Lou Hamerp. 135
Samuel Fullerp. 145
Miles Davisp. 151
Thelonius Monkp. 157
Theodore Dreiserp. 165
John Steinbeckp. 173
Mario Puzop. 181
Dorothy Dayp. 189
Benjamin Maysp. 197
Bella Abzugp. 207
Father Mychal Judgep. 215
Justice William O. Douglasp. 221
I. F. Stonep. 227
Frank Sinatrap. 239
John Garfieldp. 247
Reverend Norman Eddyp. 255
Walt Whitmanp. 261
Frederick Wisemanp. 269
Bill Veeckp. 275
Curt Floodp. 283
Howard T. Odump. 289
Bill Hicksp. 295
Curtis Mayfieldp. 301
Clarence Darrowp. 309
Paul Wellstonep. 317
Clifford and Virginia Durrp. 325
Noam Chomskyp. 335
Rachel Carsonp. 343
Will Rogersp. 355
About the Contributorsp. 363
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ISBN: 9781560255437
ISBN-10: 1560255439
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.78 x 14.17  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.42