1993, ISBN: 0899199399
[EAN: 9780899199399], [PU: Ticknor & Fields, New York], ROCKETS AND RODEOS AMERICAN SPECTACLES THOMAS MALLON UNITED STATES SOCIAL CONDITIONS 1960 SCIENCE SOCIOLOGY GENERAL, Science|General, Social Science|General, Social Science|Sociology|General, Jacket, A decade after exploring the diaries of everyone from monarchs to madmen in the much-acclaimed A Book of One's Own, Thomas Mallon now paints a brilliant mural of America itself. Crossing the country from Alaska to Florida, from Hawaii to New England, Mallon gets up close to a dozen different national spectacles, including rocket launches, a rodeo championship, political campaigns, the trial of a bank robber, a small town's summer festival, and a pre-execution vigil at San Quentin. Traveling with him, readers will join a host of characters in unique, moving, and entertaining circumstances. On a winter night near the Arctic Circle, they'll sit at Mary Farrell's blockhouse console as she rides herd on the scientists trying to blast a tiny rocket into the emerald-green aurora borealis. They'll chat with an uncomfortable Dan Quayle ("Would you like a stick of sugarless gum?") aboard Air Force Two; watch some eager auction-goers bid for the late Sir Rex Harrison's toupee; and, fifty years after Pearl Harbor, listen to survivors weep for their lost comrades. Rockets and Rodeos is an extraordinary group portrait of the United States, written with the same wit and elegance, the consistently sharp and affectionate eye, that have won Thomas Mallon high praise for his novels and essays.
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1993, ISBN: 0899199399
[EAN: 9780899199399], [PU: Ticknor & Fields, New York], ROCKETS RODEOS POLITICS SAN QUENTIN DEATH PENALTY ESSAYS RICHARD NIXON REX HARRISON PEARL HARBOR, Jacket, First 290, slight soiling to fore-edge, some soiling to DJ, small scratch in front DJ The author describes close to a dozen national spectacles, including rocket launches, a rodeo championship, political campaigns, the trial of a bank robber, a small town's summer festival, and a pre-execution vigil at San Quentin. The author was literary editor of Gentleman's Quarterly.
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Twelve essays explore quintessentially American themes, offering an account of Dan Quayle at a July 4th celebration, an Oklahoma rodeo, the trial of a bank robber, the launching of a space shuttle, and others. 20th century,americas,classics,customs and traditions,history,literature and fiction,politics and social sciences,social sciences Politics & Social Sciences, Houghton Mifflin
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Rockets and Rodeos and Other American Spectacles
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780899199399
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0899199399
Publishing year: 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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