Janesville : An American Story
by Amy Goldstein
Editor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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This is the story of what happens to an industrial city in the heart of America when its main factory stops-but this is not the familiar taleMost observers record the immediate shock of work gone, but a few stay long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a spirit seeks to pick itself upPulitzer Prize winner, journalist Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest General Motors plant assembly plant operating in the middle of the Great RecessionNow, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and separates men in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s greatest political issuesHis statement takes the reader deep into the lives of auto workers, educators, bankers, politicians, and reformers to show why it is so difficult in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class environment.”Moving and beautifully documentedJanesville joins a growing family of books on working class evisceration in the United StatesHe stands out for the sophistication of his narrative and analysis” (Jennifer Senior, The New York Times)”Anyone tempted to generalize the American working class must meet people in JanesvilleTh
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