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An American Child Supreme

The Education of a Liberation Ecologist (Credo)

John Nichols


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John Nichols was raised by a family as American as the Stars and Stripes. He enjoyed a top-notch private school education and at 23 wrote a best-selling novel, The Sterile Cuckoo. At that point, he considered himself "a child blessed by the culture and fated for delirious success." However, a trip to Guatemala derailed his golden-child existence and set him on a very different path toward social and environmental activism. This book charts Nichols's rich and often tormented journey out of his sheltered middle-class life toward a belief in what he calls "liberation ecology.

Milkweed Editions, 9781571312532, 200pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2001