Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968 (Penguin Modern Classics)

Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968 (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Norman Mailer (author)Paperback

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Miami, Summer 1968. The Vietnam War is raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy have just been assassinated. The Republican Party meets in Miami and picks Richard Nixon as its candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats back Lyndon Johnson's ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupts. Antiwar protesters fill the streets and the police run amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television, and captured in these pages by one of America's fiercest intellects.

About Author

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the great post-War American writers, both as a novelist and as one of the key inventors of the New Journalism. His books include the novels The Naked and the Dead, The Deer Park, Why Are We in Vietnam?, The Executioner's Song and Harlot's Ghost and the non-fiction works The Armies of the Night, A Fire on the Moon (published in the USA as Of a Fire on the Moon) and The Fight. He won the National Book Award and twice won the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241340530
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780241340530
  • weight: 179
  • ISBN10: 0241340535

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