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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

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Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope
Title
Tightrope
Title remainder
Americans reaching for hope
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea-deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans-to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope 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 these children 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, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor; Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. Altogether, there emerges 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
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technical information on music
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RECBC
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1959-
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Kristof, Nicholas D.
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Jennifer Garner, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1972-
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  • WuDunn, Sheryl
  • Garner, Jennifer
  • Books on Tape, Inc
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Poor
  • Working class
  • Audiobooks
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4715926
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Downloadable audio file
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 hr., 51 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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Isbn
9780593169766
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Z100150915
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)1133662128
  • (OCoLC)on1133662128
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4715926
Publication
Copyright
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 hr., 51 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593169766
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100150915
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1133662128
  • (OCoLC)on1133662128
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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