Recommended by Hendrik Hertzberg in a recent issue of The New Yorker as the perfect replacement for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Edward Sanders has been at the forefront of the American counterculture for more than fifty years. In the 1960s, he co-founded The Fugs, a legendary rock band, opened the Peace Eye bookstore, and began publishing Fuck You: A Journal of the Arts. He is also a classics scholar, pioneer in investigative poetics, inventor of musical instruments, recipient of an American Book Award, bestselling author of the Charles Manson expose, The Family, and author of the ambitious, nine-volume project, America: A History in Verse-three volumes of which have now been published. Picking up where the newly re-released, American Book Award-winning collection, Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Selected Poems 1961-1985, left off and spanning more than two decades, Edward Sanders' new collection animates the whole of human history-breathing new life into ancient stories, celebrating artists and activists, telling tales of Beatnik escapades, eulogizing friends and politicians, and lamenting the follies that have led us to war time and again. With exuberant pragmatism and visionary scholarship, Sanders continues to mark the way forward for poets and peacemakers, rock 'n' rollers and revolutionaries. Fun fact: The Fugs' song "CIA Man" played over the closing credits in the movie Burn After Reading.