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American Rust

American Rust ebook ISBN: 0385529686
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Author: Philipp Meyer
Number of Pages: 384 
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The debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Son, which is now an AMC original TV series BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss. From local bars to trainyards to prison, it is the story of two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia, and the beauty around them, who dream of a future beyond the factories and abandoned homes. Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother commits suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever. Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us. Newsweek's list of "Best. Books. Ever" A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2009 A New York Times Notable Book of 2009 An Economist Best Book of 2009 A Kansas City Star Top 100 book of 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Best Books of 2009 Idaho Statesman's Best Books of 2009

Un arrière-goût de rouille

Un arrière-goût de rouille ebook ISBN: 9782070465767
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Author: Philipp Meyer
Number of Pages: 512 
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Buell, petite ville sidérurgique de Pennsylvanie, autrefois prospère, est aujourd'hui à l'agonie : les usines abandonnées et les villages fantômes ont remplacé les hauts-fourneaux. Les adolescents du coin essaient d'échapper à la désolation ambiante pour s'inventer un avenir... Avec l'aide de Billy, son meilleur ami, Isaac décide de s'enfuir en Californie. Mais très vite l'aventure tourne mal, et les deux garçons se retrouvent avec le cadavre d'un vagabond sur les bras. L'espoir a parfois un arrière-goût de rouille...

Maize and Grace

Maize and Grace ebook ISBN: 0674040740
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: James MCCANN,James McCann
Number of Pages: 304 
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Sometime around 1500 A.D., an African farmer planted a maize seed imported from the New World. That act set in motion the remarkable saga of one of the world's most influential crops--one that would transform the future of Africa and of the Atlantic world. The recent spread of maize has been alarmingly fast, with implications largely overlooked by the media and policymakers. McCann's compelling history offers insight into the profound influence of a single crop on African culture, health, technological innovation, and the future of the world's food supply.

City on the Edge

City on the Edge ebook ISBN: 9781438479903
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Author: Michael Streissguth
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"Why do people stay in a failing city? City on the Edge deals with that very question through the lives of five people in Syracuse, New York, the quintessential rust-belt metropolis which sorely needs the brainpower, sweat, and leadership of citizens if it is to thrive again. Once a booming industrial center with a dynamic civic life and prominence on the world stage, Syracuse has been brutalized by decades of economic depression, absent-minded political leadership, crime, drugs, and population decline. Only its people remain to point toward a better day. The people in this book-a former teenage drug dealer, a refugee from Cuba, an urban farmer, a community activist, and a city elder, each of whom find a way to make life work against formidable odds-suggest there's reason for optimism in struggling cities across middle America. Michael Streissguth spent more than two years interviewing the men and women he calls the Syracuse Five as they turned their ideas, frustrations, and disadvantages into new hope for the city. He contextualizes their extended commentary and storytelling with appealing secondary characters and various episodes, such as a tragic Father's Day riot and the trial that followed, sidewalk fistfights, and a regional consolidation proposal that may slip through the city's hands. He also pays particular attention to the family of one of the Syracuse Five who arrived in town during the late 1940s Great Migration of African American people. Representing a 60-year-long thread, the family's story tracks many of the city's crucial issues: racism, urban renewal in the 1960s, drug abuse, the hope of upward mobility and, most importantly, the question over whether to leave the city or stay"--

Remaking the Rust Belt

Remaking the Rust Belt ebook ISBN: 0812248279
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Author: Tracy Neumann
Number of Pages: 280 
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Remaking the Rust Belt tells the story of how local leaders throughout the Rust Belt adapted internationally circulating ideas about postindustrial redevelopment to create the jobs and amenities they believed would attract middle-class professionals, but in so doing widened and deepened economic inequality among urban residents.

City, Country, Empire

City, Country, Empire ebook ISBN: 0822972778
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Author: Jeffry M. Diefendorf,Kurkpatrick Dorsey
Number of Pages: 288 
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A collection of essays addressing the collaboration of human and natural forces in the creation of cities, the countryside, and empires.

Hillbilly élégie

Hillbilly élégie ebook ISBN: 2211235476
Publisher: Ecole des Loisirs
Author: J.D. Vance
Number of Pages: 276 
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Dans ce récit à la fois personnel et politique, J.D. Vance raconte son enfance chaotique dans les Appalaches, cette immense région des États-Unis qui a vu l’industrie du charbon et de la métallurgie péricliter. Il décrit avec humanité et bienveillance la rude vie de ces « petits Blancs » du Midwest que l’on dit xénophobes et qui ont voté pour Donald Trump. Roman autobiographique, roman d’un transfuge, Hillbilly Élégie nous fait entendre la voix d’une classe désillusionnée et pose des questions essentielles. Comment peut-on ne pas manger à sa faim dans le pays le plus riche du monde ? Comment l’Amérique démocrate, ouvrière et digne est-elle devenue républicaine, pauvre et pleine de rancune ?

Le Fils

Le Fils ebook ISBN: 2226330216
Publisher: Albin Michel
Author: Philipp Meyer
Number of Pages: 688 
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Vaste fresque de l'Amérique de 1850 à nos jours, Le Fils de Philipp Meyer, finaliste du prestigieux prix Pulitzer 2014, est porté par trois personnages, trois générations d'une famille texane, les McCullough, dont les voix successives tissent la trame de ce roman exceptionnel. Eli, enlevé par les Comanches à l'âge de onze ans, va passer parmi eux trois années qui marqueront sa vie. Revenu parmi les Blancs, il prend part à la conquête de l'Ouest avant de s'engager dans la guerre de Sécession et de bâtir un empire, devenant, sous le nom de « Colonel », un personnage de légende. À la fois écrasé par son père et révolté par l'ambition dévastatrice de ce tyran autoritaire et cynique, son fils Peter profitera de la révolution mexicaine pour faire un choix qui bouleversera son destin et celui des siens. Ambitieuse et sans scrupules, Jeanne-Anne, petite-fille de Peter, se retrouvera à la tête d'une des plus grosses fortunes du pays, prête à parachever l'oeuvre de son arrière-grand-père. Il est difficile de résumer un tel livre. Porté par un souffle hors du commun, Le Fils est à la fois une réflexion sur la condition humaine et le sens de l'Histoire, et une exploration fascinante de la part d'ombre du rêve américain. « Meyer est un impressionnant et remarquable conteur, de ceux qui vous font tourner les pages sans même que vous vous en rendiez compte. » Richard Ford

Manufacturing Decline

Manufacturing Decline ebook ISBN: 0231550472
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Jason Hackworth
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For decades, the distressed cities of the Rust Belt have been symbols of deindustrialization and postindustrial decay, their troubles cast as the inevitable outcome of economic change. The debate about why the fortunes of cities such as Detroit have fallen looms large over questions of social policy. In Manufacturing Decline, Jason Hackworth offers a powerful critique of the role of Rust Belt cities in American political discourse, arguing that antigovernment conservatives capitalized on—and perpetuated—these cities’ misfortunes by stoking racial resentment. Hackworth traces how the conservative movement has used the imagery and ideas of urban decline since the 1970s to advance their cause. Through a comparative study of shrinking Rust Belt cities, he argues that the rhetoric of the troubled “inner city” has served as a proxy for other social conflicts around race and class. In particular, conservatives have used images of urban decay to craft “dog-whistle” messages to racially resentful whites, garnering votes for the Republican Party and helping justify limits on local autonomy in distressed cities. The othering of predominantly black industrial cities has served as the basis for disinvestment and deprivation that exacerbated the flight of people and capital. Decline, Hackworth contends, was manufactured both literally and rhetorically in an effort to advance austerity and punitive policies. Weaving together analyses of urban policy, movement conservatism, and market fundamentalism, Manufacturing Decline highlights the central role of racial reaction in creating the problems American cities still face.

Betrayal

Betrayal ebook ISBN: 0231511442
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Houston A. Baker Jr.
Number of Pages: 272 
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Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy. Baker concludes with a discussion of American myth and the role of the U.S. prison-industrial complex in the "disappearing" of blacks. Baker claims King would have criticized these black intellectuals for not persistently raising their voices against a private prison system that incarcerates so many men and women of color. To remedy this situation, Baker urges black intellectuals to forge both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. As he sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.

Toward the Geopolitical Novel

Toward the Geopolitical Novel ebook ISBN: 0231536313
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Caren Irr
Number of Pages: 280 
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Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.

Why We're Liberals

Why We're Liberals ebook ISBN: 1101202904
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Eric Alterman
Number of Pages: 416 
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The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"(National Catholic Reporter), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy of mainstream American citizens. In this bracing and well-documented counterattack on right- wing spin and misinformation, Alterman briskly disposes of the canards and false definitions that have been foisted upon liberals by the right and have been accepted unquestioningly by nearly everyone else. The perfect post-election book for all those who are ready to fight back against the conservative mudslinging machine and reclaim their voices in the political process, Why We're Liberals brings clarity and perspective to the possibility of a new day in America.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America ebook ISBN:
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The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History ebook ISBN: 0748654046
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Author: Simon Gunn
Number of Pages: 256 
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Dreamland

Dreamland ebook ISBN: 1620402513
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Author: Sam Quinones
Number of Pages: 384 
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.