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Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America Hardcover – 1 October 2019

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  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1 edition (1 October 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691181543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691181547
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 975 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars56 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Written with marvelous style, The Fire Is upon Us is captivating, provocative, and exciting. Through its deep and thoughtful portraits of Baldwin and Buckley and its readings of American culture, politics, and history, the book casts light on the national past, present, and (one presumes) future.""'Susan McWilliams Barndt, Pomona College

About the Author

Nicholas Buccola is the author of The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass and the editor of The Essential Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and Liberal Democracy. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, and many other publications. He is the Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and lives in Portland.

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