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Glass house : the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town

Author: Brian Alexander
Publisher: New York : Picador, St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio, the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass house, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown thirty-five years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Alexander
ISBN: 1250165776 9781250165770
OCLC Number: 981985090
Description: xiv, 320 pages : map, 21 cm
Contents: Preface : the cop --
Map of Lancaster --
Introduction : the CEO --
Glass house : December 2014 --
The all-American town : 1947-1982 --
Triggering events : July 1987 --
Newellization : March 2004 --
Hook, line, and sinker : April 2007 --
The cheese, the CEO, and Lancaster's year : January 2015 --
The shutdown : February 2015 --
The bankruptcy : March 2015 --
Pump it and dump it : April 2015 --
Turn it around, or turn it up? : May 2015 --
Hope for a forever home : June 2015 --
Putting the baby back together : July 2015 --
Maximum value : August 2015 --
Falling out : October 2015 --
The future in play : January 2016.
Responsibility: Brian Alexander.

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"A devastating read... For anyone wondering why swing-state America voted against the establishment in 2016, Mr. Alexander supplies plenty of answers." - The Wall Street Journal  Read more...

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