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The Resource American prophet : the life & work of Carey McWilliams, Peter Richardson ; with a foreword by Mike Davis

American prophet : the life & work of Carey McWilliams, Peter Richardson ; with a foreword by Mike Davis

Label
American prophet : the life & work of Carey McWilliams
Title
American prophet
Title remainder
the life & work of Carey McWilliams
Statement of responsibility
Peter Richardson ; with a foreword by Mike Davis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Historian Kevin Starr described Carey McWilliams as 'the finest nonfiction writer on California--ever' and 'the state's most astute political observer.' But as Peter Richardson argues, McWilliams was also one of the nation's most versatile and productive public intellectuals of his time. Richardson's absorbing and elegant biography traces McWilliams's extraordinary life and career. Drawing from a wide range of sources, it explores his childhood on a Colorado cattle ranch, his early literary journalism in Los Angeles, his remarkable legal and political activism, his stint in state government, the explosion of first-rate books between 1939 and 1950, and his editorial leadership at The Nation. Along the way, it also documents McWilliams's influence on a wide range of key figures, including Cesar Chavez, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Davis, screenwriter Robert Towne, playwright Luis Valdez, and historian Patricia Limerick." --
Assigning source
Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Peter
Dewey number
070.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.M475
LC item number
R53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davis, Mike
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McWilliams, Carey
  • Journalists
  • McWilliams, Carey
  • Journalists
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
American prophet : the life & work of Carey McWilliams, Peter Richardson ; with a foreword by Mike Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published in 2005 by The University of Michigan Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colorado
  • Infinite revolt
  • The political turn
  • Public service
  • The great exception
  • The vile decade
  • The age of Nixon
  • Moving on
Control code
1054833338
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First University of California Press edition.
Extent
xx, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520304291
Lccn
2005012431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1054833338
Label
American prophet : the life & work of Carey McWilliams, Peter Richardson ; with a foreword by Mike Davis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published in 2005 by The University of Michigan Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colorado
  • Infinite revolt
  • The political turn
  • Public service
  • The great exception
  • The vile decade
  • The age of Nixon
  • Moving on
Control code
1054833338
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First University of California Press edition.
Extent
xx, 334 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520304291
Lccn
2005012431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1054833338

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