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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nicholas 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. These accounts provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kristof, Nicholas D.
Dewey number
  • 305.5/620973
  • 306.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.K75 2020
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
  • Poor
  • Working class
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're no. 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029685082
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1091236838
  • (OCoLC)1091236838
Label
Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The kids on the number 6 school bus -- "We're no. 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780525655084
Lccn
2019014592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029685082
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1091236838
  • (OCoLC)1091236838

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