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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams,
bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

MICHAEL KATAKIS

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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.


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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling 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 idealise an America that never was; and, crucially, a glimpse beyond the myth, to a country whose best days could still lie ahead.


The US of salesmen: Michael Katakis Late Night Live, ABC RN

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In comparing the America of his youth to today, journalist and photographer Michael Katakis has written a powerful and personal polemic lamenting the state of his country, describing it as the United States of salesmen. He says the real America is a place obsessed with religion, but not ethics, with law, but not justice. He believes America is neither the democracy nor the capitalist society touted by corporations, politicians and the media, but what he finds most disturbing is the wilful indifference and arrogance that has now made many Americans comfortable with injustice – both at home and abroad.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

I'm read this a chapter at a time over breakfast. Moving, infuriating, touching & most importantly, thought provoking. I LOVED it!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

I have to return this book to the library today and I am going back on the list to borrow it again. Maybe I should just buy a copy because I want to savour the wisdom that pours from this book. It is confronting but he does express his ideas succinctly. Great book.

- Jennifer Rolfe (Goodreads)

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I have to return this book today and I am going back on the list to borrow it again. Maybe I should just buy a copy because I want to savour the wisdom that pours from this book. It is confronting but he does express his ideas succinctly.

- Banafsheh Serov (Goodreads)

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

I'm read this a chapter at a time over breakfast. Moving, infuriating, touching & most importantly, thought provoking. I LOVED it!

- Banafsheh Serov (Goodreads)

MICHAEL'S BOOKS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.



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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

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MICHAEL KATAKIS

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Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.

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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

TRAVELLER
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Traveller is a collection of letters, journal entries and photographs that combine the immediacy of experience with reflections on the author’s own past. The entries in this volume are personal, like letters from a friend you accompany through the medina in Fez or into the hills of Gallipoli, who introduces you to the people he meets along the way.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.

EXCAVATING VOICES
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Three authors from diverse backgrounds contribute essays to this volume of photographs of Native Americans from the archives of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Listen closely as you look at these arresting images.


ABOUT MICHAEL

Writer and photographer Michael Katakis has been writing about and photographing a wide range of cultures and geographic locations for the past thirty five years. He has traveled extensively throughout the People’s Republic of China, West Africa, Cuba, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey, the United States, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Italy, Greece, England, France and Spain to name a few.

Michael’s books include Photographs and Words’ with Kris Hardin (British Library 2011) on which John Falconer, Lead Curator of Visuals Arts at the British Library wrote;

theirs is not a voyeuristic documentary… but a record charting… the characteristics of human society which bind rather than separate.” Furthermore he says that theirs is a shared and “continuing determination to speak out in the cause of both tolerance and honour and not to become a silent accessory to injustice.

 

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