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Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

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Publisher Comments:

Classic Wolfe, a funny, irreverent, and "delicious" (The Wall Street Journal) dissection of class and status by the master of New Journalism.

"On the night of January 4, 1970, Maestro and Mrs. Leonard Bernstein threw a bash in their thirteen-room park Avenue pad to raise money for the Black Panthers Defense Fund. New York society will probably never play Lady Bountiful in quite the same way again, because among the Beautiful People present was Tom Wolfe, pop sociologist and parajournalist supreme."--Book World

Synopsis:

The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment.

About the Author

TOM WOLFE is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374246006
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 1945-1970.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 60
Publication Date:
19871101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Journalists

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
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The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongrous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment.

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