The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America Author George Packer
ISBN-10 0374534608
ISBN-13 9780374534608
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times BestsellerAmerican democracy is beset by a sense of crisis Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract driving the political system to the verge of breakdown and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward In The Unwinding George Packer tells the story of the past three decades by journeying through the lives of several Americans including a son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money and a Silicon Valley billionaire who arrives at a radical vision of the future Packer interweaves these stories with sketches of public figures from Newt Gingrich to Jay Z and collages made from newspaper headlines advertising slogans and song lyrics Packer s novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date

The Unwinding

The Unwinding Author George Packer
ISBN-10 9781466836952
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 448

Interesting Times

Interesting Times Author George Packer
ISBN-10 9781429935814
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 432