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The History of the Decline and Fall of America: A Semi-Fictional Satire Paperback – March 16, 2018

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"This beautifully written and conceived historical fiction is a witty tour de force of America past, present, and future, weaving together all of the historical elements into one coherent story from the widely accepted version of American 'business success' of the early period, but over time wistfully morphing into abject failure." -Dissident Voice

"Erickson's newly released semi-fictional satire of American history and subsequent decline into deepening pits of despair is asure-fire treasure trove of Americana, at its best. It's a page-turner par excellence, rich in accurate textured American history and jam-packed with imagery of a dystopian future that is simply unavoidable based upon America's character and development over the past two centuries. The die was cast long before onset of dystopian existence." -Counterpunch

"This is excellent history, comparable to a textbook, as well as a peek into the future shaped via trends rooted throughout Americana. Erickson's lessons in American history are genuine and accurate, which gives the book depth and a powerful sense of significance well beyond similar treatises that try to lay the challenging groundwork leading to how a nation turns sour into a dystopian society." -UK Progressive

"The section on 'Crisis Management' is particularly savvy. 'The reasons for America's collapse,' Scott tells us, 'are rooted in the core concepts of what it meant to be an American.' To wit: the focus on individual self-importance, the quest for material wealth, and the desire to avoid thinking." - Morris Berman, author of Why America Failed and The Twilight of American Culture

"We have to cut back radically on consumption, production, and wealth. That's all of us, not just Americans. That is a daunting prospect. The prospect of not doing it is even more daunting. The first step is for a few people to understand. Hopefully they will start a conversation. This is where books like Scott Erickson's The History of the Decline and Fall of America are invaluable." -Andrew Ravensdale, author of The City That Walked Away

About the Author

Scott Erickson is a writer of humor and satire. His pieces have been published in The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, Bang!, and several humor websites. He is a two-time winner of the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys beer and roller skating (but not at the same time). He is possibly the nicest curmudgeon you'll ever meet. For more information, visit: www.scott-erickson-writer.com

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  • Paperback : 286 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0989831175
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0989831178
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.72 x 8.5 inches
  • Item Weight : 12.4 ounces
  • Publisher : Azaria Press (March 16, 2018)
  • Language: : English
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