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The undertow : scenes from a slow civil war  Cover Image Book Book

The undertow : scenes from a slow civil war / Jeff Sharlet.


"One of America's finest reporters and essayists explores the powerful currents beneath the roiled waters of a nation coming apart. Across the country, men "of God" glorify materialism, a gluttony of the soul, while citing Scripture and preparing for civil war--a firestorm they long for as an absolution and exaltation. Lies, greed, and glorification of war boom through microphones at hipster megachurches that once upon a time might have preached peace and understanding. Political rallies are as aflame with need and giddy expectation as religious revivals. Framing this dangerous vision, Sharlet remembers and celebrates the courage of those who sing a different song of community, and of an America long dreamt of and yet to be fully born, dedicated to justice and freedom for all"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781324006497
  • ISBN: 1324006498
  • Physical Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]
Subject: Religion and politics > United States > History > 21st century.
Polarization (Social sciences) > United States > Religious aspects.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.
United States > Religion > 1960-

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 322.1097 SHARLET 2023 (Text) 0001012513709 Nonfiction Available -

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