📒 The Unwinding by George Packer

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9781466836952
Copyright Year : 2013-05-21
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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A New Republic Best Book of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. The Unwinding journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers, who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet's significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents. The Unwinding 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. Packer's novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date.

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📒 The Unwinding Of The Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9780525511366
Copyright Year : 2019-02-05
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life. Praise for The Unwinding of the Miracle “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”—Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author “A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

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📒 The Unwinding by George Packer

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9781473569904
Copyright Year : 2019-05-02
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTION ‘Hums - with sorrow, with outrage and with compassion... Close to a non-fiction masterpiece’ The New York Times America is in crisis: in a state of unwinding. In the space of a generation the country has become divided between winners and losers, with its political system on the verge of breakdown and its people adrift amongst failing institutions. In his National Book Award-winning The Unwinding, George Packer tells the human story of America’s vertiginous collapse. Dean Price is a sustainability evangelist in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker trying to survive the collapse of the Rust Belt; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington, and Peter Thiel, a controversial Silicon Valley billionaire. Journeying across three decades, Packer weaves the stories of these four Americans together to paint a rich, complex and compelling portrait of contemporary America as it stands at this, its most pivotal moment.

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📒 The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9780545469647
Copyright Year : 2012-09-01
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From the award-winning author of Rook comes a delicious and twisty tale, filled with spine-tingling intrigue, juicy romance, and dangerous family secrets. When a rumor that her uncle is squandering away the family fortune surfaces, Katharine Tulman is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of childlike rules, who is employing a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine becomes torn between protecting her own livelihood and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply -- a conflict made more complicated by her developing feelings for her uncle's handsome apprentice. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this extraordinary adventure will captivate readers with its thrills and romance.

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Genre : Study Aids
Publisher : Instaread
ISBN_10 : 9781683786627
Copyright Year : 2017-01-06
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Genre : Education
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN_10 : 9783319019949
Copyright Year : 2013-12-19
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This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that encompasses a student's background as well as standardized testing, merit pay for teachers, and other issues regarding the quality of the teaching and learning. Education Reform: the Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain. It offers a breadth of coverage, from early childhood to effective teaching and learning to teacher pay and conditions, standardized testing and public and private (independent) schooling and universities as well as creativity. It also includes summaries of educational policies in many developed countries. Reforms which emphasize concern for early childhood, school leadership and respect for teachers are contrasted with ones based on standardized tests, private schools and sacking bad teachers.

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📒 Unwinding The Belly by Allison Post

Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
ISBN_10 : 9781583944776
Copyright Year : 2011-10-18
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Addressing a wide range of conditions, including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression, this handy guide helps readers reclaim basic health by using proven techniques to reconnect with their bodies. The authors show how to tap into the body/spirit's intuitive center and perform simple, quick exercises to heal. Twenty-seven line drawings and 11 photographs simplify the process, and gentle humor offers encouragement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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📒 The Unwinding by Save Time Summaries Staff

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ISBN_10 : 1492192694
Copyright Year : 2013-08-21
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SAVE TIME & UNDERSTAND MORE! WARNING: This is not the actual book The Unwinding by George Packer. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Instead, we have already read The Unwinding and pulled out some of the key points, and insights to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary & review. In doing so, unfortunately we do not have the space to include all of the many important ideas and anecdotes found in The Unwinding. To get it all, you should first order the full book. Packaged together in an engaging and easily digestible format, this concise summary & analysis works best as an unofficial guide or companion to read alongside the book. THE UNWINDING: INNER HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICA -- GEORGE PACKER George Packer's book The Unwinding reads like a modern family history of wealth in America. By Packer's estimation, the "second generation" started to peter out in the 1970s; by the early 1980s, as the crack epidemic began to sweep the inner cities at the same time that looser regulations started to sweep Wall Street, the wealth of America started to unwind. Today, with phrases like "jobless recovery" still being used to describe the economy, even the most optimistic observers are forced to wonder if America should now be classified a has-been, a country that sustains itself on the memory of its greatness rather than on its actual merits.In telling the story of America's "unwinding," he doesn't state his own opinions about the matter too blatantly, preferring instead to rely upon the personal narratives of individual Americans to paint his portrait of what went wrong. He provides intimate, exclusive profiles of fascinating characters such as:* Jeff Connaughton, a former Senate adviser to current Vice President Joe Biden. Connaughton left Capitol Hill to blow the whistle on the tactics Wall Street uses to control Congress and block any meaningful regulation and reform. * Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs* Jay-Z, Grammy Award-winning rapper* Dean Price, a struggling biofuels entrepreneur* Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-MartThrough it all, Packer expertly weaves them together to document the decay of social structures and institutions that began in the 1960s and that has carried through to the present day. This "unwinding" has created greater freedoms in certain ways but has also made life in America more uncertain than ever before. Gazing at America's past four decades through the eyes of the many "characters" Packer has selected, the reader is left with an uneasy feeling that things in the United States, at least for the working class and middle class, are destined to get worse before they get better.FROM START-TO-FINISH IN JUST 20 MINUTES!Here's your chapter-by-chapter guide to George Packer's The Unwinding that you can start and finish right now!

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📒 Conflict In Ukraine by Rajan Menon

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN_10 : 9780262029049
Copyright Year : 2015-02-13
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The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. It has undermined European security, raised questions about NATO's future, and put an end to one of the most ambitious projects of U.S. foreign policy -- building a partnership with Russia. It also threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on issues ranging from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And in the absence of direct negotiations, each side is betting that political and economic pressure will force the other to blink first. Caught in this dangerous game of chicken, the West cannot afford to lose sight of the importance of stable relations with Russia.This book puts the conflict in historical perspective by examining the evolution of the crisis and assessing its implications both for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's relations with the West more generally. Experts in the international relations of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer clearly show what is at stake in Ukraine, explaining the key economic, political, and security challenges and prospects for overcoming them. They also discuss historical precedents, sketch likely outcomes, and propose policies for safeguarding U.S.-Russia relations in the future. In doing so, they provide a comprehensive and accessible study of a conflict whose consequences will be felt for many years to come.

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📒 Blood Of The Liberals by George Packer

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9781466890138
Copyright Year : 2015-01-27
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An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New Deal. Packer's father was a Kennedy-era liberal, a law professor and dean at Stanford whose convictions were sorely--and ultimately fatally--tested in the campus upheavals of the 1960s. The inheritor of two sometimes conflicting strains of the great American liberal tradition, Packer discusses the testing of ideals in the lives of his father and grandfather and his own struggle to understand the place of the progressive tradition in our currently polarized political climate. Searching, engrossing, and persuasive, Blood of the Liberals is an original, intimate examination of the meaning of politics in American lives.

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