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The Resource Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope
Title
Tightrope
Title remainder
Americans reaching for hope
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through the lives of real Americans, Kristof and WuDunn address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Rural Yamhill, Oregon, 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. They are representative of places, from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. -- adapted from jacket
Tone
Writing style
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10835600
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Kristof, Nicholas D.
Dewey number
  • 305.562
  • 306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
K75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
WuDunn, Sheryl
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Working class
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Americans reaching for hope
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're no. 61!" -- When jobs disappear -- American aristocracy -- How America went astray -- Drug dealers in lab coats -- Losing the war on drugs -- Up by the bootstraps -- Deaths of despair -- Interventions that work -- Universal health care: one day, one town -- Homeless in a rich nation -- The escape artists -- A shot in the face -- God save the family -- The marriage of true minds -- We eat our young -- Raising troubled kids -- Creating more escape artists -- America regained -- Appendix: Ten steps you can take in the next ten minutes to make a difference
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091236838
  • (OCoLC)on1091236838
  • 644161
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're no. 61!" -- When jobs disappear -- American aristocracy -- How America went astray -- Drug dealers in lab coats -- Losing the war on drugs -- Up by the bootstraps -- Deaths of despair -- Interventions that work -- Universal health care: one day, one town -- Homeless in a rich nation -- The escape artists -- A shot in the face -- God save the family -- The marriage of true minds -- We eat our young -- Raising troubled kids -- Creating more escape artists -- America regained -- Appendix: Ten steps you can take in the next ten minutes to make a difference
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1091236838
  • (OCoLC)on1091236838
  • 644161

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