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The Resource Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert

Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert

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Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America
Title
Losing our way
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of a troubled America
Statement of responsibility
Bob Herbert
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once described by Lincoln as the last best hope on earth, America seemed on the verge of fulfilling its immense promise in the mid 1960s and early 1970s: unemployment was low, wages and profits were high, and the nation's wealth--by today's standards--was distributed in a remarkably equitable fashion. This sense of possibility has evaporated. In this book longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert combines devastating stories of suffering Americans with keen political analysis to show where decades of corporate greed, political apathy, and short-term thinking have led: America's infrastructure is crumbling, our schools fail our children, unnecessary wars maim our young men, and underemployment plagues a generation. He traces how the United States went wrong, and argues that by tapping the creative ideas of people across the country who are implementing solutions at the local level, the middle class can reassert its power, put the economy back on track, and usher in a new progressive era
Summary
Profiles struggling Americans--which the author sees as casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality and pointless wars--and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream
Tone
Writing style
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10358436
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/50973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.H467 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an intimate portrait of a troubled America
Label
Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-283)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780385528238
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014022729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881875895
  • 108367517
Label
Losing our way : an intimate portrait of a troubled America, Bob Herbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-283)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780385528238
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014022729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881875895
  • 108367517

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