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Janesville [GRPL Book Club] : an American story / Amy Goldstein.

Janesville [GRPL Book Club] : an American story

Goldstein, Amy, 1957- author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781501102264 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1501102265 : PAP
  • Physical Description: xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-341) and index.
Summary, etc.: "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 whathappens 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 vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation's oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America's biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers,educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. For this is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story. It's an American story."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Janesville (Wis.) > Economic conditions > 21st century.
General Motors Corporation > History.
Automobile industry and trade > Wisconsin.

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