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Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America

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Publisher Comments:

In this ground-shaking, breath-taking cri de coeur, Bowden delves with love-driven fury for the roots of our brutal history in this once-brave New World. The figures he casts before us-from Pancho Villa to a modern-day drug lord, from General Sherman to a skid-row Sioux named Robert Sundance-trace a story not so much of rapaciousness as of fear and loathing. Bowden twines it with the natural history of the hammer orchid, a carnivore whose deceptive delicacy comes to stand for the terror and hypocrisy that have perverted our love of the land, its peoples, and our very natures.

About the Author

Charles Bowden is a journalist whose work appears regularly in Harper's, Esquire, GQ, and other national publications. He is the author of several previous books of nonfiction. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865476295
Subtitle:
An Unnatural History of America
Author:
Bowden, Charles
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
West
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Edition Description:
1st North Point Press pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
USGS BSR 2001-0007
Publication Date:
February 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.62x5.70x.84 in. .81 lbs.

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