Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History

Mosley, Walter

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Library of Contemporary Thought, The Ballantine Publishing Group
Date Published: 2000
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0345430697
Book Id: 26629


SIGNED. 118pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 dark red paper with beige paper covered boards. Very good. The spine is slightly rolled back. A barcode label has been mounted to the front pastedown. There are very small light stains in the top margins of the last four pages. The dust jacket is in near fine condition.


Library of Contemporary Thought. Signed by Walter Mosley on the title page. From the jacket- "Far from being a cause for celebration, the millennium, Mosley argues fiercely, should be the occasion for a frank reckoning with the real state of our society. We have the power to end starvation, but one-third of our children live in poverty. Our politics have degenerated into a multimillion-dollar game show ruled by two indistinguishable monopolies. We drug ourselves with television, sports, sex, apathy, and obsession with celebrity, while our cities rot and violence erupts in our schools."