The Resource Sh*tshow! : the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great, Charlie LeDuff

Sh*tshow! : the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great, Charlie LeDuff

Label
Sh*tshow! : the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great
Title
Sh*tshow!
Title remainder
the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great
Statement of responsibility
Charlie LeDuff
Title variation
  • Shitshow
  • Shit show
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In the fall of 2013, long before any sane person had seriously considered the possibility of a Trump presidency, Charlie LeDuff sat in the office of then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and made a simple but prophetic claim: The American people were at a breaking point. The country was going broke and on high boil. It's a shitshow out there. No one in the bubbles of Washington, DC., New York, or Los Angeles was talking about it--least of all the media. LeDuff wanted to go to the heart of the country to report what was really going on. Ailes baulked. Could the hard-living and straight-shooting LeDuff be controlled? But, then, perhaps on a whim, he agreed. And so LeDuff set out to record a TV series called The Americans, and along the way ended up bearing witness to the ever-quickening unraveling of the American dream. For three years LeDuff travelled the width and breadth of the country with his team of production irregulars, ending up on the Mexican border crossing the Rio Grande on a yellow rubber kayak alongside undocumented immigrants; in the middle of Ferguson as the city burned; and in Flint watching the children get sick from undrinkable water. Racial, political, social, and economic tensions were escalating by the day. The inexorable effects of technological change and globalization were being felt more and more acutely, at the same time as wages stagnated and the price of housing, education, and healthcare went through the roof. The American people felt defeated and abandoned by their politicians, and those politicians seemed incapable of rising to the occasion. The old way of life was slipping away, replaced only by social media, part-time work, and opioid addiction. Sh*tshow! is that true, tragic, and distinctively American story, told from the parts of the country hurting the most. A soul-baring, irreverent, and iconoclastic writer, LeDuff speaks the language of everyday Americans, and is unafraid of getting his hands dirty. He scrambles the tired old political, social, and racial categories, taking no sides--or prisoners. Old-school, gonzo-style reporting, Sh*tshow! is both a necessary confrontation with the darkest parts of the American psyche and a desperately-needed reminder of the country's best instincts."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeDuff, Charlie
Dewey number
306.0973/0905
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.L44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Sh*tshow! : the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great, Charlie LeDuff
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2013: Red, white & rog -- 2014: Black gold ; The blue, the gray & the green ; No color but the red of blood ; The white man's last stand ; How green was the red woman's valley ; A sea of brown ; Gray donkeys/Burros grises ; Red teeth ; White is the new black ; St. Louis blues ; Fade to black ; Brown out -- 2015: Ebony & ivory ; Yellowhammer ; Red meat ; Silver bullet ; Red summer in white city ; Don à l'orange ; Knights in white satin ; My blue hell ; Brass balls -- 2016: Yellow water ; And the white horse you rode in on ; Die whitey die ; Trail mix: the mad dash to oblivion in new brown shoes -- 2017: Tighty whities
Control code
on1006800589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780525522027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1006800589
  • (OCoLC)1006800589
Label
Sh*tshow! : the country's collapsing... and the ratings are great, Charlie LeDuff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2013: Red, white & rog -- 2014: Black gold ; The blue, the gray & the green ; No color but the red of blood ; The white man's last stand ; How green was the red woman's valley ; A sea of brown ; Gray donkeys/Burros grises ; Red teeth ; White is the new black ; St. Louis blues ; Fade to black ; Brown out -- 2015: Ebony & ivory ; Yellowhammer ; Red meat ; Silver bullet ; Red summer in white city ; Don à l'orange ; Knights in white satin ; My blue hell ; Brass balls -- 2016: Yellow water ; And the white horse you rode in on ; Die whitey die ; Trail mix: the mad dash to oblivion in new brown shoes -- 2017: Tighty whities
Control code
on1006800589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780525522027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1006800589
  • (OCoLC)1006800589

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