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The Resource Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties, by Haynes Johnson

Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties, by Haynes Johnson

Label
Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties
Title
Divided we fall
Title remainder
gambling with history in the nineties
Statement of responsibility
by Haynes Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"I would like people to say I restored possibility in American life." This was President Bill Clinton aboard Air Force One, in a private interview at the end of Haynes Johnson's journey through an America torn by divisions and apprehensive of the future. For his first book since the prophetic best-selling Sleepwalking Through History, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist interviewed grassroots Americans from New England to the Sunbelt, from the heartland to the West Coast. Over nearly two years Johnson listened as businessmen, judges, youth gang members, new citizens and illegal aliens, students and farmers, teachers and lawmen expressed their deepest hopes and fears. The same major concerns kept surfacing: about jobs, crime, race, schools and services, values and leadership - and about life for the next generation. By contrasting the aspirations of people across the country with the inner workings of Washington during Bill Clinton's volatile first year as president, Divided We Fall illuminates a critical test of the American character. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a people disconnected from their government, yearning for change but acutely aware of the hard choices facing us as we prepare for the twenty-first century. Yet, shining through these personal narratives is the conviction that America is still the "best country," one that can - and will - prevail despite its flaws and fragmentation. In a brilliant document that frames the problems confronting us and explores America's opportunities in the 1990s, Johnson urges us to join together, face the challenge of change, and take the brave gamble to reclaim the American Dream
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Haynes
Dewey number
973.929
Index
index present
LC call number
E885
LC item number
.J65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties, by Haynes Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clock -- Journey -- People -- Dream -- Jobs aren't there -- Of boom and bust -- California, here we go -- Services: falling through the net -- Schools: the dumping ground -- Race: Can we all get along? -- Crime: from the streets -- Class: America divisible -- Culture: the salad bowl -- Migrants: Bottom of the barrel -- Values: the age of anxiety -- Politics: away from Rome -- Leaders: the reformer -- People: closing the circle
Control code
29549311
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780393036299
Lccn
93045713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583716
Label
Divided we fall : gambling with history in the nineties, by Haynes Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clock -- Journey -- People -- Dream -- Jobs aren't there -- Of boom and bust -- California, here we go -- Services: falling through the net -- Schools: the dumping ground -- Race: Can we all get along? -- Crime: from the streets -- Class: America divisible -- Culture: the salad bowl -- Migrants: Bottom of the barrel -- Values: the age of anxiety -- Politics: away from Rome -- Leaders: the reformer -- People: closing the circle
Control code
29549311
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780393036299
Lccn
93045713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583716

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