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American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams Hardcover – October 11, 2005

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  • Hardcover: 358 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press; First Edition; First Printing edition (October 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472115243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472115242
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,102,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I teach humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University and serve as senior literary advisor to the Bay Area Book Festival.

I've written critically acclaimed books about the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine, and Carey McWilliams, the prolific California author and longtime editor of The Nation magazine. I also review books for various outlets and received the National Entertainment Journalism Award for Online Criticism in 2013.

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Applause for author Peter Richardson for his prodigous research and enlightening prose. Carey McWilliams, possibly more than any other person, influenced hot button social and governance issues in California and America during the mid-1900s. If one really wants to know what a multi-talented activist can achieve, "American Prophet" is a must read!
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Kevin Starr is not the only person who can write about California and Californians. I have bought ten copies of this book. Everyone who has read it comes back to thank me. The best take on California from the 20s up to the 50s and it doesn't stop there. Do yourself a favor and buy a couple of copies for you too will start giving them away.
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