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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
Title variation
Tight rope
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the children on Kristof's old school bus 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. Taken together, these accounts provide 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Dewey number
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/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Poor
  • Working class
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're number 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
Control code
on1091236838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091236838
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're number 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
Control code
on1091236838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091236838

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