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Call Them by Their True Names

American Crises (and Essays)
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, "[W]ith so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later." 

To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that "[T]o acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace", countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.

©2018 Rebecca Solnit (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 09-03-19

Christopher Hitchens’ Second Coming

Though I suspect Solnit herself might cringe at such a review headline. These essays are elegant and devastating.

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  • 01-12-19

Beautifully written and Narrated by Author, truly

Informative indepth,perception and common sense approach to the problems within the world we live in. This engaging book has given me peace if mind that my concerns ,disparity's I have observed in the world , are equally shared by many other Americans . We deserve much better

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  • Carl Tippets
  • 06-10-18

Worst read of the year

I thought the title was deceiving and I am sorry I bought this book. I am so tired of all the negative.

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