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The Boy Orator free pdf In Tracy Daugherty's third novel, childhood innocence and political ambition meet just prior to the First World War in the person of Harry Shaughnessy, an Oklahoma farmer's son. Gifted with a booming speaking voice and a charismatic presence, the boy learns the socialist credo from his father, who takes him on the road--from laborers' camps to county fairs to Oklahoma City--to spread the people's gospel to farmers, miners, and oil workers. Along the way, young Harry encounters other socialist crusaders--Eugene V. Debs, Oscar Ameringer, and the dynamic red-haired feminist Kate O'Hare. Daugherty seamlessly integrates these historical figures into the compelling fictionalized tale of his own real-life grandfather's idealistic struggle for American workers and of his inevitable disillusionment with the defeat of the socialist cause. With an apt and unobtrusive use of the details of another era, Daugherty creates historical images as vivid as contemporary television images of Oklahoma City rescue workers cradling wounded children outside the bomb-devastated Murrah building.

About Tracy Daugherty

Tracy Daugherty is an American author. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University. He has previously held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Daugherty is best known for "Hiding Man," his biography of his former teacher, short-story author, and novelist Donald Barthelme. He is also a contributor to "The New Yorker," "McSweeney's," and "The Georgia Review." Other volumes include "What Falls Away" (1996), which won the Oregon Book Award, and "The Boy Orator." His first novel, "Desire Provoked" (1987) was acclaimed as "impressive" and "exquisitely accurate" by novelist Ron Loewinsohn in "The New York Times."

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Author : Tracy Daugherty
Publisher : Dzanc Books
Data Published : 23 April 2013
ISBN : 1480433683
EAN : 9781480433687
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . In Tracy Daugherty's third novel, childhood innocence and political ambition meet just prior to the First World War in the person of Harry Shaughnessy, an Oklahoma farmer's son. Gifted with a boomin