Available for the first time in a Random House trade paperback edition and perfectly timed to tie in to the 2016 political conventions.
In Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Norman Mailer, America’s most provocative writer, brings a novelist’s eye to bear on the events of 1968, a decisive year in modern American politics, from which today’s bitterly divided country arose. In April, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots broke out in inner cities throughout America. Bobby Kennedy was killed after winning the California primary in June. In August, Republicans met in Miami, picking the little-loved Richard Nixon as their candidate, while in September, Democrats in Chicago backed the ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey. Norman Mailer was there to capture it all.