An American Child Supreme by John Nichols
The Education of a Liberation Ecologist

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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.”

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Published July 1, 2001 by Milkweed Editions. 200 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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"It's a mystery to me how anybody among us develops a social conscience," observes Nichols, a prolific novelist (The Milagro Beanfield War) and nonfiction author (Keep It Simple: A Defense of the Earth) who has long been a writer of powerful conscience.

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