The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Jared Yates Sexton
  • Title: The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage
  • Author: Jared Yates Sexton
  • ISBN: 9781619029569
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Jared Yates Sexton The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore A Story of American Rage On June Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro North Carolina One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the ra
    On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over a million times, his rOn June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over a million times, his reporting was soon featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Bloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for the New York Times Sexton gained over eighteen thousand followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassments, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever.The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 Presidential Election and the cultural forces that powered Donald Trump into the White House Featuring in the field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton s book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy s political polarization a result of our self constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers Like the works of Hunter S Thompson and Norman Mailer books that have paved the way for important narratives that shape how we perceive not only the politics of our time but also our way of life The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is an instant, essential classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself.
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    About Jared Yates Sexton


    1. Jared Yates Sexton is a born and bred Hoosier living and working in The South as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University His work has appeared in publications around the world and his first short story collection, An End To All Things, is available from Atticus Books His latest book, The Hook and The Haymaker, was released by Split Lip Press in January 2015 For information and a select list of publications, please visit the author s website at jysexton For information on Split Lip Press, please visit splitlippress.


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    1. If you only read one book about the 2016 campaign, I would advise you to pick this one, for Jared Yates Sexton, in the course of his journey across the country, saw with dark clarity the essence of the America voter today rage filled, deaf to the opinions of others, lost in his own private world.Sexton is well equipped for such a task He is no beltway journalist, but a writer of fiction three books of short stories and a crime novel whose day job is teaching Creative Writing at Georgia Southern [...]

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    2. Probably like a lot of his followers, Jared Yates Sexton first came to my attention during the 2016 campaign when he began live tweeting the racist, fascistic rhetoric that would soon become the staple of Donald Trump s bid for the presidency In his novel, The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore A Story of American Rage, Sexton recounts this bleak, and somehow still fresh, nightmare Unfortunately, since this is a non fiction political work, we know well in advance that there [...]

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    3. 4.5 starsOf all the postmortems of the 2016 US election I ve read and I ve read a few , this is the one that is most blunt and realistic, and has the strongest point of view Instead of a gossipy review of the salacious aspects of the campaign, Yates reminds readers of the events that telegraphed the insane world we re currently living in He pulls soundbites and provides context that have gotten lost or buried in our collective consciousness, since with Trump there s always some new controversy [...]

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    4. I first started following Jared Sexton a few years ago after we both had short stories appear in the same lit mag But, I think, looking back, it was really only a matter of time before I became interested in his work in any case During the wild election season of 2016, Mr Sexton bubbled to the top of my social media feeds as he started live tweeting un sympathetic dispatches from Donald Trump rallies These boots on the ground journalistic forays painted a fascinating if disturbing portrait of wh [...]

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    5. I really worry about Jared Yates Sexton s liver.Sexton s recounting of the 2016 Presidential campaign has been different than most of the other esoteric or distanced accounts by other figures Instead of being from the punditry circle, the elite media figures, academics, or the candidates themselves, Sexton mingled in the streets and saw the Trumpism grossness up close and personal Plus, he already had an acquaintance with the Trumpist mindset within the circle of his own family in the good ol Ru [...]

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    6. Hates white dominated societies hates southerners,hates the confederate flag,aka he hates white people Just leftist cultural marxist filth I have no use for Back to library it goes.

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    7. Started off as very interesting coverage of the 2016 US presidential elections The first half was good, then the author let his obvious distaste for Trump colour his writing I don t mind writers taking a stand on issues, but the second half resembled of a personal rant I think he still doesn t get why Trump won.

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    8. Thank you to Counterpoint Press and Kate Olson theloudlibrarylady for providing me this copy all opinions are my own Sexton s reporting is from the grass roots level during the 2016 Presidential election His coverage showed the rawness and anger of the people at these rallies Even though he has a point of view and political position, he is not afraid to cast blame on all sides, on Clinton, on Sanders, the media, and of course on Trump himself Sexton employs a sort of gonzo journalism, reminiscen [...]

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    9. Maybe it was my timing I read this book over the weekend of the tragic events in Charlottesville Couldn t sleep and was absolutely sick to my stomach over how we ended up with this pitiful excuse for a human in the White House And the book barely mentioned Russia It not only sickens you, but it terrifies you Saw a cartoon after I finished the book which summed it up It s not the statue, it s the base.

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    10. Incredibly depressing subject matter and curiously shallow writing Nearly equally as depressing are the many atrocious mistakes in the text Towing the line The tenants of Christianity Nora Jones Survivalists hording supplies Holy hell If Jared Yates Sexton doesn t know better, an editor at Counterpoint certainly should have FOR SHAME.

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    11. A really good ground report of the factors that brought Trump to victory in the election A conglomeration of factors, and as partial as can be considering the subject matter He obviously has a bias, that the Trump administration and his core group of constituents are bigots with my personal agreement, but he talks about the factors leading up to the election in a manner that I sometimes disagreed with but was able to understand where he comes from This is a really great look at the 2016 election [...]

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    12. There was a program at the local independent bookstore this week with the author Jared Yates Sexton in conversation with a local minority community activist who didn t think he was an activist Sexton, an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University, was well spoken and in tune with the national political scene, and how mainstream and social media works He has an experience worth sharing and does a decent job at doing that in his book, as well as at the program He is som [...]

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    13. I listen to plenty of political podcasts, and I get many book recommendations from them This book is a perfect example, but after having read and listened to so many different analyses of the Trump phenomenon since mid 2016, parts of it seemed pretty redundant and outdated Still, all authors brings their own unique insights to the situation, and Jared Sexton s were as good as any of the other fine reporters I ve absorbed this year His specialty was describing the reactions of the crowd on the gr [...]

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    14. This book is a collection of essays on various topics related to the 2016 campaign, not necessarily in a single narrative The author was hounded online and harassed for reporting on what he heard at a Trump rally I found going over the old memories both cathartic and horrifying But to me, the author got in the way, especially in the second half The writing goes from being descriptive and objective, to editorializing in the worst way.What I m guessing happened is that these essays were written in [...]

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    15. I read this so you don t have to It starts off as a promising, objective view of what took place in the last election before pulling the driver s wheel hard and steering the reader into a dense wood of emotions and rage from the author But not before bouncing back on to the road of objectivity at the start of each chapter This book is basically a case study for understanding why the left is losing ground at the moment, told thru the perspective of a whiny, white dude who talks about drinking a b [...]

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    16. Let me first say that I think this was a very interesting read which articulates a perspective that I had not yet experienced through another work pertaining to the 2016 election articulate progressive male literature professor expounding on blue collar middle state values and rationales But I actually think that first sentence is far clinical an assessment that the book actually is it literally is about American rage that results in the 2016 presidential election of Donald Drumpf It left me bo [...]

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    17. this is an interesting and successful narration recap analysis of the 2016 election cycle, in all its hostility and eldritch horror thoughts sexton does a good job of explaining why so many people felt so spoken to and validated by trump s words and actions and brings into the argument his sexton s own experiences growing up in a working class, blue collar worker family personally, i had heard a lot of the trump speaks to the forgotten people thing already, but what was new to me was the fact th [...]

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    18. Loved this book and was also horrified by what Trump has stirred in our country Highly recommend.

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    19. A gripping book, that s hard to stomach at times It gives a depressing look into the underbelly of Trump s radical base, and does a good job exploring how America became so divided and polarized Sexton, on the ground floor of Trump s rallies as an independent journalist, gives a first hand account of sexism, racism and general bigotry at Trump s rallies, and dissects how main stream Republicans turned a blind eye to extremism to carry Trump to the white house I want to give this book a perfect 5 [...]

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    20. This book is a masterwork for understanding the current political climate we find ourselves in as a nation Jared Yates Sexton recounts life on the road, going from Trump rally to Trump rally and to both political conventions The overall uniting theme of it all rage Rage at Obama, rage at intellectuals, rage at the establishment , rage at our multicultural multiethnic multireligious country nothing but rage And Donald Trump, with his blustery declarations, outright lies, aggression, bullshit, and [...]

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    21. I won this book via , and am glad I did, even though I had a few issues with it I liked the writing and the book moved quickly I did have to put it down for a week, but that was because I was just overloaded with Trump it was all just too much One odd bit about the writing was the references to how much the author drank I didn t think it really served a purpose, and seemed like a device There were also some typos that stood out.The detail around the rallies was great I could hear Bernie One of [...]

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    22. I appreciate Mr Sexton s unabashedly liberal worldview, and his full acknowledgement of it and how it could affect his reporting His retelling is the 2016 campaign brought back all of the feelings of horror, surprise, dumbfoundedness surely THIS will be the misstep that derails Trump s campaign The reason I had to knock off a star is that I m SO tired of the working poor trope The median salary of Trump voters is 70,000 year, NOT working poor or poor whites That particular demographic may have a [...]

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    23. Jarod Yates Sexton is a journalist who during the 2016 Presidential campaign witnessed the passion at the Feel the Bern rallies, the demonstrations outside of the RNC and DNC conventions, the debates, and the Trump rallies where he gained national attention when he started live tweeting, describing raw anger and vitriol like he had never seen before Along with the exposure came daily death threats and intimidation This is a fascinating political read about a campaign that crossed many ethical li [...]

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    24. I ve found myself becoming numb to political news lately although I did call my senators yesterday did you and this book was exactly what I needed to wake myself up It almost feels too soon to read this book, but at the same time the events of last year need to be read about while they re fresh This book caught my eye because of the amazing title and the Alexander Chee blurb on the front cover, which said it was the post election book he needed, and I m so glad I picked it up It was the read I n [...]

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    25. So many thoughts I ve had about what went wrong during the 2016 election are discussed here, with the best insight and first hand reporting I ve read Best of all, Sexton gives all the details from both sides and the middle a welcome detail Learned much, and anxiously anticipate his talk this evening at my local independent bookstore Should be a fascinating discussion Highly recommend this gripping read.

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    26. Thought provoking book and fascinating perspective about the 2016 election cycle Biggest takeaway is that we are not nearly as divided as the media makes us out to be A very important book.

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    27. One of clearest accounts of the 2016 election I ve read yetSexton writes evocatively I consider this a must read if you want to try to understand what happened last year and how we got here.

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    28. CheersAmazing, ground level read Great to see the progression of how this election and its results came to be Must read

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    29. This is an excellent first hand account of how a journalist dealt with the insane election cycle that was 2016 The analysis of what went wrong for Clinton and what went right for Trump is helpful to folks who might not have been as high information during the election, but not so much if you are a high information voter and were aware of all of these things prior to this book It s worth a read just for the first hand account alone.

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    30. 3.5, rounded up To start on a small but pressing note, the copy editing here was terrible, and it really brought down the book as a whole There are countless typos waived for waved frantically misspelled franticly as bad as that , and many sentences that read awkwardly, as if they re a first draft that never got revised It s a shame, as Sexton s an incredibly good writer, and with a slightly stronger editorial hand, the prose throughout could have been remarkable.Delving deeper, reading this was [...]

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