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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (30 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141017430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141017433
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 964,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An ambitious drama making it highly debatable whether Czolgosz was a deluded anarchist or a utopian visionary. -- The Evening Standard, October 30, 2003

An intelligent, sophisticated effort that manages to express, yet criticise, just about everybody's point of view. -- The Times, October 30, 2003

It is refreshing to find a play dealing with public issues. Schlosser's play is densely informative. -- The Guardian, October 31, 2003

It's even handed...It's ironic: in killing McKinley, his assassin ushered in a regime inimical to him. It's gripping. -- The Observer, November 2, 2003

The dialogue is polished, the themes are bold; ... Schlosser creates an emotive history with some convincing characterisation. -- The TLS

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the President of the United States is shot by an anarchist. Is the crime a protest against America's imperial ambitions - or a cry for attention by an angry young man? Provocative, edgy and compelling, the first play by the author of Fast Food Nation and Reeder Madness is about patriotism, power and the allure of violence.
Brilliantly written, morally complex and chillingly original, Americans explores the origins of the American empire and the imprint it now leaves on the world.

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Neil A. Bowers on 17 Feb 2006
Format: Paperback
It is what it is – a nice little play which takes you where you expected to go. If you’ve read any other works by this gentleman, then you’ll know from page one where he’s going – and there is no shame in that [we all need to pay the mortgage]. I don’t know why, but I do feel just a smidge disappointed. Shame is that he has done better…
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