The history of the future : American essays / Edward McPherson.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In The History of the Future, McPherson explores America in all its beauty and strangeness. He is funny and searching-a joy to read."--Elizabeth Kolbert Praise for Edward McPherson: "Mr. McPherson is an intrepid traveler. a charming and literate companion, and he approaches his task with becoming modesty."-The Wall Street Journal What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism, and the St. Louis World's Fair; fracking for oil and digging for dinosaurs in North Dakota boomtowns-Americana slides into apocalypse in these essays, revealing us to ourselves. Edward McPherson is the author of two previous books: Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (Faber & Faber) and The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats (HarperCollins). He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, Tin House, and the American Scholar, among others. He teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Echo patterns -- Lost and found -- Open ye gates! Swing wide ye portals! -- End of the line -- How to survive an atomic bomb -- Chasing the boundary: boom and bust on the high prairie -- Three minutes to midnight.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265).
    • ISBN:
      9781566894678
      1566894670
    • Accession Number:
      2016039380
    • Accession Number:
      ocn966667911
      966667911
    • Accession Number:
      fay.528792
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCPHERSON, E. The history of the future : American essays. [s.l.] : Coffee House Press, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McPherson E. The History of the Future : American Essays. Coffee House Press; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792. Accessed November 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      McPherson, E. (2017). The history of the future : American essays. Coffee House Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McPherson, Edward. 2017. The History of the Future : American Essays. Coffee House Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792.
    • Harvard:
      McPherson, E. (2017) The history of the future : American essays. Coffee House Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792 (Accessed: 14 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McPherson, E 2017, The history of the future : American essays, Coffee House Press, viewed 14 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McPherson, Edward. The History of the Future : American Essays. Coffee House Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McPherson, Edward. The History of the Future : American Essays. Coffee House Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McPherson E. The history of the future : American essays [Internet]. Coffee House Press; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.528792