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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (4 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099570270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099570271
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 560,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The thinking person's Michael Moore" (New York Times Book Review)

"Trenchant and witty" (Alexandra Frean The Times)

"An astonishing story" (Observer)

"No one fools Thomas Frank, who is the sharpest, funniest, most intellectually voracious political commentator on the scene. In Pity the Billionaire he has written a brilliant expose of the most breath-taking ruse in American political history: how the right turned the biggest capitalist breakdown since 1929 into an opportunity for themselves." (Barbara Ehrenreich)

"Tom Frank has the Tea Parties in his sights! Brisk and searing and deeply informed by the lessons of history (shocking notion!), Frank's latest guide for the perplexed is nothing less than a precious gift to us. Read it, and finally--You. Will. Understand." (Rick Perlstein)

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The New York Times bestseller - insightful, infectiously furious and funny: why the worst collapse since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

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I enjoyed reading this book. Even though Obama has won the 2012 election, which Thomas Frank didn't know when he wrote the book, the insight into the resurgent right of therepblican party and the tea party activists is still relevant. They may not ever win the presidency, but they do still control the house of representatives and have a lot of influence in a still very divided America. The battle will continue. This book is a bit over long, which is why I didn't give it five stars, but I'm very glad I've read it. As an Englishman, I know a lot more about American culture and politics than I did before I read it. If you're interested in all this, I really recommend the book.
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