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The Resource Blood of the liberals, George Packer

Blood of the liberals, George Packer

Label
Blood of the liberals
Title
Blood of the liberals
Statement of responsibility
George Packer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"George Packer's maternal grandfather was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century - an agrarian liberal in the Jeffersonian mold who began his career fighting the forces of wealth and ended it opposing the New Deal. Packer's Jewish father was a Kennedy-era liberal, a law professor and administrator at Stanford whose convictions were fatally tested in the campus upheavals of the 1960s. The inheritor of two sometimes conflicting strains of the great American liberal tradition, Packer explores the ideals that shaped the lives of his forebears and describes his own struggle to carry on their tradition in our time, when large numbers of Americans have lost faith in politics." "From the ironworks of Birmingham, Alabama, during the age of the robber barons to the postindustrial labs of Silicon Valley, Blood of the Liberals traces the intersection between public issues and private troubles, large historical currents and the frailties of individual character."The story of each generation of my family," Packer writes, "is in a way the story of an inherited idea crashing up against the hard rock of new circumstance." Both a critique of liberalism and an affirmation of it, Blood of the Liberals gives a political voice to a new generation that has grown up without the certainties of earlier ones."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, George
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A317
LC item number
Z465 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Packer, George
  • Huddleston, George
  • Packer, Herbert L
  • Novelists, American
  • Liberalism
  • Journalists
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
Label
Blood of the liberals, George Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662037
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780374251420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00027743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Blood of the liberals, George Packer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43662037
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780374251420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00027743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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