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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Katakis Narrator: Michael Katakis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781471133657
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Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colors and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, traveling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a faded flag where shadows gathered, revealing another America. It was a broken place, bred from fear and distrust—a thousand shards of glass—filled with a people who long ago had given away all that was precious; a people who had been sold, for so long, a foreign betrayal that finally came from within, and for nothing more than a handful of silver.

These essays, letters, and journal entries were written as a farewell to the country Michael loves still, and to the wife he knew as his “True North.” A powerful and personal polemic, A Thousand Shards of Glass is Michael’s appeal to his fellow citizens to change their course; a cautionary tale to those around the world who idealize an America that never was; and, crucially, a glimpse beyond the myth, to a country whose best days could still lie ahead.

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About the Author

Michael Katakis has authored a number of books including, Despatches, The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and, as editor, Sacred Trusts: Essays on Stewardship and Responsibility and Excavating Voices: Listening to Photographs of Native Americans. His writing and photography have been collected by a wide range of institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Library in London, and Stanford University’s Special Collections Department. In 1999, Michael was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2001 he and his wife’s exhibition, A Time and Place Before War, opened at the Geographical Society in London. The British Library acquired Michael’s photographic work for their collection in 2008. The library is now the repository for his entire body of work. He lives in France and the United States with his wife, anthropologist Kris Hardin.