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Methland : the death and life of an American small town

Author: Nick Reding
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic of the 1980s as it sweeps the American heartland--a moving, very human account of one community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Crystal meth is widely considered the world's most dangerous drug, but especially so in the small towns of the American heartland. Journalist Reding tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), which, like thousands of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Reding
ISBN: 9781596916500 1596916508
OCLC Number: 263147011
Description: x, 255 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Kant's lament --
The most American drug --
The inland empire --
The family --
The Yankee scoreboard --
Mirror imaging --
The cop shop --
Waterloo --
The inland empire, part two --
Las flores --
11-Algona --
El Paso --
Disconnected states --
Kant's redemption --
Independence.
Responsibility: Nick Reding.
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The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic of the 1980s as it sweeps the American heartland--a moving, very human account of one community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Crystal meth is widely considered the world's most dangerous drug, but especially so in the small towns of the American heartland. Journalist Reding tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), which, like thousands of other small towns, has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy, and an out-migration of people. As if this weren't enough, an incredibly cheap, longlasting, and highly addictive drug has rolled into town. Over a period of four years, journalist Nick Reding brings us into the heart of Oelwein, tracing the connections between the lives touched by the drug and the global forces that set the stage for the epidemic.--From publisher description.

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