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The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline

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BIC Subject: Politics & government
 
Published: 02-Jul-2019
Format: Paperback, 448 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781529111583
Stock Code: 9111583
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION'Hums - with sorrow, with outrage and with compassion... Close to a non-fiction masterpiece? The New York TimesAmerica is in crisis- in a state of unwinding. In the space of a generation the country has become divided between winners and losers, with its political system on the verge of breakdown and its people adrift amongst failing institutions. In his National Book Award-winning The Unwinding, George Packer tells the human story of America?s vertiginous collapse. Dean Price is a sustainability evangelist in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker trying to survive the collapse of the Rust Belt; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington, and Peter Thiel, a controversial Silicon Valley billionaire. Journeying across three decades, Packer weaves the stories of these four Americans together to paint a rich, complex and compelling portrait of contemporary America as it stands at this, its most pivotal moment.WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION'Hums - with sorrow, with outrage and with compassion... Close to a non-fiction masterpiece? The New York TimesAmerica is in crisis- in a state of unwinding. In the space of a generation the country has become divided between winners and losers, with its political system on the verge of breakdown and its people adrift amongst failing institutions. In his National Book Award-winning The Unwinding, George Packer tells the human story of America?s vertiginous collapse. Dean Price is a sustainability evangelist in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker trying to survive the collapse of the Rust Belt; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington, and Peter Thiel, a controversial Silicon Valley billionaire. Journeying across three decades, Packer weaves the stories of these four Americans together to paint a rich, complex and compelling portrait of contemporary America as it stands at this, its most pivotal moment.
George Packer is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a former staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of The Unwinding- Thirty Years of American Decline, which was a New York Times bestseller and won a National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include The Assassins? Gate- America in Iraq, and Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and two novels, The Half Man and Central Square. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Harper?s, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
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