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Fantasyland

How America Went Haywire

By Kurt Andersen
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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland (2017) takes readers on a journey through the past 500 years of American history to show just how often this land has been home to people with a bewildering take on reality. Through a wealth of examples, Andersen tells us how Americans have indulged in some far-fetched fantasies in their excuses for gun ownership, slavery and new religions.

  • Students of American history
  • Readers interested in politics or current affairs
  • Anyone skeptical of American culture

Kurt Andersen is the bestselling author of the novels Heyday and Turn of the Century, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Vanity Fair. Aside from his novels and journalistic work, he’s also the host of the Peabody Award-winning radio program Studio 360.

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