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Janesville : an American story

Author: Amy Goldstein
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin--Paul Ryan's hometown--and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills--but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldstein, Amy.
Janesville.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2017019295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Goldstein
ISBN: 9781501102233 1501102230 9781501102264 1501102265
OCLC Number: 967580235
Description: xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A ringing phone --
The carp swimming on Main Street --
Craig --
A retirement party --
Change in August --
To the Renaissance Center --
Mom, what are you going to do? --
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens" --
The Parker closet --
Rock County 5.0 --
The fourth last day --
Bidding war --
Sonic speed --
What does a union man do? --
Blackhawk --
Ahead of the class --
A plan and distress signals --
The holiday food drive --
Last days of Parker Pen --
Becoming a gypsy --
Family is more important than GM --
Honor cords --
The day the White House comes to town --
Labor Fest 2010 --
Project 16:49 --
Figuring it out --
Bags of hope --
The ambassador of optimism --
The opposite of a jailer --
This is what democracy looks like --
On Janesville time --
Pride and fear --
Labor Fest 2011 --
Discovering the closet --
After the overnight shift --
Late night at Woodman's --
SHINE --
Janesville gypsies --
A charity gap --
Gypsy kids --
Recall --
A rough summer --
The candidate --
Labor Fest 2012 --
Pill bottles --
Circle of women --
First vote --
HealthNet --
Out of a job again --
Two Janesvilles --
Night drive --
The ebb and flow of work --
Project 16:49 --
Glass more than half full --
Graduation weekend.
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"Eminently accessible, instantly absorbable, Janesville is a story of economics lived." -The Keen Thinker (800-CEO-READS newsletter) "Goldstein's exhaustive, evenhanded study of the plight of Read more...

 
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