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If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America (Hardback)
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If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 07/09/2017
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As the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the 18 months it's taken for a reality star to go from laughing stock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as `a beauty' by none other than Donald Trump.

Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship.

But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change.

Reflecting on his journey across the continent to cover the most turbulent race in recent history, Jon Sopel lifts a lid on the seething resentments, profound anxieties and sheer rage that found its embodiment in a brash, unpredictable and seemingly unstoppable figure. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785942266
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jon Sopel may be the sanest man in America. He is certainly one of the most insightful ... Immensely enjoyable." - Bill Bryson 

"Jon Sopel nails it ... If Only They Didn't Speak English is an entertaining and enlightening stock take of how we got here." - Emily Maitlis, Presenter, BBC Newsnight 

"A wonderfully readable, perceptive account of what America looks like today through the eyes of a seasoned, informed but ultimately sympathetic observer." - Sir Peter Westmacott, Former British Ambassador to the United States  

"Jon Sopel tries to explain the madness of Trump's America with an elegant sense of stoic bewilderment. Brilliant." Emma Kennedy, Actress, Writer and Broadcaster 

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