Blood orchid: an unnatural history of America

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Random House, Aug 8, 1995 - History - 298 pages
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Bowden writes with Old Testament fury and twentieth-century anguish about America's self-destruction. In breathtaking language and a brilliantly modulated voice, he bears witness to an America that has too long been at war with itself and must finally confront what it has become.

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Tricky one to get a bead on. Bowden's an interesting enough character in that he often seems wholly unlikable in a sort of hyper-macho libertarian fashion, but other times somewhat less of a ... Read full review

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Begin the Bowdeen Just when you think Bowdeen has gone off the rails to the Seminary of the Damned you realize he is talking about the history of the unthinkable from Ancient Mayan to Argentina to ... Read full review


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Journalist Charles Bowden has written eleven previous nonfiction books, including "Blood Orchid, Trust Me, Desierto, The Sonoran Desert, Frog Mountain Blues, " and "Killing the Hidden Waters." Winner of the 1996 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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