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Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America's class war

Joe Bageant (Author)
After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a dirt-poor childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas. Nearly everyone over fifty has serious health problems, and many have no health care. Credit ratings are low or nonexistent, and alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues of escape
Print Book, English, 2007
First paperback edition View all formats and editions
Three Rivers Press, New York, 2007
273 pages ; 21 cm
9780307339379, 0307339378
American serfs : inside the white ghetto of the working poor
Republican by default : redneck pride and fear in an age of outsourcing
The deep-fried, double-wide lifestyle : whatever it takes, the mortgage racket will put you under your own roof
Valley of the gun : black powder and buckskin in heartland America
The covert kingdom : they plead upon the blood of Jesus for a theocratic state
The ballad of Lynddie England : one foot in Ulster, the other in Iraq
An authorized place to die : the American health care system on life support
American hologram : the apocalypse will be televised