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Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

Scritto da Amy Goldstein

Narrato da Joy Osmanski


Janesville: An American Story

Scritto da Amy Goldstein

Narrato da Joy Osmanski

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4.5/5 (22 valutazioni)
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10 ore
Pubblicato:
Apr 18, 2017
ISBN:
9781508238881
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Nota del redattore

Groundbreaking award-winner…

This winner of the Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year prize is a groundbreaking recipient in more ways than one. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Goldstein is the first solo female author to win the award, and it’s the rare business book that puts community and policy issues at the forefront.

Descrizione

A Washington Post reporter’s intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin—Paul Ryan’s hometown—and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up.

Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America’s biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class.

For this is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story. It’s an American story.
Pubblicato:
Apr 18, 2017
ISBN:
9781508238881
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Amy Goldstein has been a staff writer for thirty years at The Washington Post, where much of her work has focused on social policy. Among her awards, she shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been a fellow at Harvard University at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Janesville: An American Story is her first book. She lives in Washington, DC.

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  • By now everybody's read "Hillbilly Elegy," but "Janesville" is equally important to understanding how America got into this frayed and tattered state. We're not surprised that this moving award-winner made it onto Obama's top reads of 2017.

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  • (4/5)
    In December 2008, in Janesville, a Midwest town of about 65,000, GM closed a factory employing about 4,000. It was a devastating hit. Author Amy Goldstein tells us about that hit, largely by following the post-closing lives of a selection of Janesville’s residents, some who were well off pre-closing and who remained that way, some who struggled but came out OK, and some whose struggles ended badly. Goldstein writes of heroic teenagers, of 260 mile commutes, and of suicides. She also writes of a town-spirit that may have saved Janesville from collapse. (Today, years after “Janesville” was published, Janesville’s unemployment rate is lower than the U.S average. But, sad to say, it’s poverty rate is higher.
  • (4/5)

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    Slightly hard to follow all the story lines on audio, especially in the first half of the book, but after that I was able to keep them all straight. I was surprised how big of a character Paul Ryan was in this book, but I gained a lot of insight in to his background through hearing the stories of the other Janesville residents. I found this to be a more well rounded and more well done version of Hillbilly Elegy.

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