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Packer, George, 1960-
The unwinding : an inner history of the new America / George Packer
First edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E839 .P28 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- 1969-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Biography
Subject(s) Social problems -- United States
Crises -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Subject(s) Politicians -- United States -- Biography
Celebrities -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description viii, 434 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-434)
Contents Part I -- 1978 -- Dean Price -- Total War : Newt Gingrich -- Jeff Connaughton -- 1984 -- Tammy Thomas -- Her Own : Oprah Winfrey -- Jeff Connaughton -- 1987 -- Craftsman : Raymond Carver -- Dean Price -- Tammy Thomas -- Mr. Sam : Sam Walton -- 1994 -- Jeff Connaughton -- Silicon Valley -- 1999 -- Dean Price -- Tammy Thomas -- 2003 -- Institution Man (1) : Colin Powell -- Jeff Connaughton -- Part II -- Dean Price -- Radish queen : Alice Waters -- Tampa -- Silicon Valley -- 2008 -- Institution Man (2) : Robert Rubin -- Jeff Connaughton -- Tammy Thomas -- Dean Price -- Just business : Jay-Z -- Tampa -- Part III -- Jeff Connaughton -- 2010 -- Citizen journalist : Andrew Breitbart -- Tampa -- Dean Price -- Tammy Thomas -- Tampa -- Prairie populist : Elizabeth Warren -- Wall Street -- 2012 -- Silicon Valley -- Jeff Connaughton -- Tampa -- Tammy Thomas -- Dean Price
Summary Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation
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