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Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life and Death on the American Left (Nation Books) Read & Download ´ 4 ¾ A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004 After spilling bourbon on Schnaubelt's grave its pugnacious and very dead occupant becomes Ross'sNs His pursuit of revolutionary politics and poetics is the constant often spent with his muse Revolutionary Mexico Ross concludes with a trip to Baghdad as a human shield before the Anglo American invasion ready to sacrifice his life as part of his perpetual struggle for justice Award winning writer John Ross's memoir is inspired from a tumbledown tombstone in California The headstone reads E B Schnaubelt 1855 1913 Murdered by Capitalism. I read half of this book while staying at a friends I put it down because it moved from telling a story to listing facts It might have been worth my while to keep pushing through But I would need another copy to fall into my lap for me to pick it back up Not something I would chase down

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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2004 After spilling bourbon on Schnaubelt's grave its pugnacious and very dead occupant becomes Ross's mentor sidekick and boozing companion through this epic telling of the hallucinatory carnal and ornery histories of the American Left and John Ross's own remarkable life Schnaubelt navigates us through his seemingly boundless revolutionary battleground uttering cries of subversion from within the gr. uite by accident I picked up this book to take on a trip to California's far northern coast It turns out that I was haunting the same sites that Ross was I even found the gravestone that had the epitaph which is the title of this book This stupendous coincidence alone endeared me to Ross's workRoss's treatment is lyrical and at times lackadaisical Nevertheless he has a deep sense of compassion for his dead subjects It unapologetically embraced a leftist subculture with references to things like the Internationale that leftists hold dear but most people this side of Berlin have never heard of For those of us in the know this is definitely a delightful work

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Murdered by Capitalism A Memoir of 150 Years of Life and Death on the American Left Nation BooksAve while trying to remain out of earshot from the FBI snoop and local supermarket tycoon buried nearby Ross's own story hobo revolutionist junkie poet and journalist is a contrapuntal to Schnaubelt's Ross never takes himself too seriously yet his most remarkable trait is the honesty with which he approaches life even while trying to deconstruct his own faults personal tragedies including the death of his one month old son and imperfectio. Feeling pretty goulish himself after 50 years of radical politics and hard drinking Ross communes with a host of dead leftists in their graves He records their various testimonies mixes in his own debauched tale and strings together a partly fictional parade of All American revolutionary skeletons With lapses of self ridicule Ross and his dead give free vent to self righteous defiance against almost every known authority They veer over the edge of legal speech paying tribute to the old anarchist dream of a bomb for every president Ross upholds the American right to bear bombs but at some point in the 1960s realizes ``I was 32 and had never thrown a bomb``Feeling that bombing is a central aspect of the American psyche Ross reviles the government`s bombing campaigns and tries to separate good bombs from bad bombs ``In America the bombs come in all flavors racist bombs revolutionary communist bombs union bombs Capitalist bombs criminal bombs and just plain old grudge bombs``I enjoyed the banter of semi sane idealists over the past 7 or 8 generations But I had some difficulty separating one bomber from the next