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Tightrope: Americans reaching for hope

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"With stark poignancy and political dispassion, this book draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence. Taken together, these accounts provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore." --From the publisher.
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subject_facetLarge type books
Poor -- United States -- Social conditions
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Working class -- United States -- Social conditions
title_displayTightrope : Americans reaching for hope
title_fullTightrope : Americans reaching for hope / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Tightrope Americans Reaching for Hope
Tightrope [large print] : Americans reaching for hope / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
title_shortTightrope
title_subAmericans reaching for hope
topic_facetEconomic conditions
Nonfiction
Politics
Poor
Social conditions
Sociology
Working class
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