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Among our such a lot celebrated and infamous americans, those monsters are the corrupt, grasping, power-mad, and cruel betrayers of the goals of reasonable play and equivalent chance, the practitioners of a catalog of anti-democratic vice: from anti-Semitism and union-busting to racism and homicide. equipped in Dantesque circles, American Monsters recollects heritage a bit otherwise than it truly is taught in class. Indian exterminator President Andrew Jackson, Jew-baiting propagandist Henry Ford, and approximately 40 different malefactors whose evil cores were relegated to footnotes, are dropped at account. From ideally suited court docket Justices Antonin Scalia and Roger Taney, to robber barons and captains of like Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie; from Ezra Pound and Col. Tom Parker to law enforcement officials and criminals like Alan Pinkerton and Charles Manson, American Monsters is provocative and exciting historical past that you simply will not learn wherever else. With particularly commissioned essays by way of veteran chroniclers similar to Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Ishmael Reed, Steve Earle, Danny Schechter, Nat Hentoff, James Ridgeway, Joe Conason, Michael Wolff, Danny Goldberg, Will Blythe, and Legs McNeil, this selection of nationwide malfeasance—edited by way of award-winning columnist Jack Newfield—holds up a dismal replicate to the nationwide character.

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