Janesville : an American story / Amy Goldstein.

Author
Goldstein, Amy (writer) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description
xiii, 351 pages ; 24 cm

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Summary note
"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."--Amazon.com
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 317-341) and index.
Contents
Part one. 2008 -- 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 -- Part two. 2009 -- 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 -- Part three. 2010 -- Last days of Parker Pen -- Becoming a gypsy -- Family is more important that GM -- Honor cords -- The day the White House comes to town -- Labor Fest 2010 -- Project 16:49 -- Figuring it out -- Bags of hope -- Part four. 1022 -- 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 a Woodman's -- Part five. 2012 -- SHINE -- Janesville gypsies -- A charity gap -- Gypsy kids -- Recall -- A rough summer -- The candidate -- Labor Fest 2012 -- Pill bottles -- Circle of women -- First voe -- HealthNet -- Out of a job again -- Part six. 2013 -- Two Janesvilles -- Night drive -- The ebb and flow of work -- Project 16:49 -- Glass more than half full -- Graduation weekend -- Epilogue.
ISBN
  • 1501102230
  • 9781501102233
  • ((ebook))
OCLC
967580235
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