by George Packer

ISBN: 9780374534608
Publisher: Mps Group
Category: Political Sci Nf
George Packer tells the story of the past three decades by journeying through the lives of several Americans, including a son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money, and a Silicon Valley billionaire who arrives at a radical vision of the future. He interweaves these stories with sketches of public figures and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics.
A National Book Awards Winner

George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of two novels, two other works of nonfiction,and a play. His recent books include Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade.
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