Tightrope [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hope/ Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country. One of the most important books I've read on the state of our disunion."— -- Half the Sky With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor; Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. These accounts, illustrated with searing images by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning photographer, provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.
    • Notes:
      Electronic book.
      Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2020 Available via World Wide Web.
      Format: Adobe EPUB3
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    • ISBN:
      9780525655091
    • Accession Number:
      fay.682125
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    • ABNT:
      KRISTOF, N. D. . W. S. Tightrope. [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. [s. l.]: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2020. ISBN 9780525655091. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125. Acesso em: 25 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kristof ND. WS. Tightrope. [Electronic Resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125. Accessed May 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Kristof, N. D. . W. S. (2020). Tightrope. [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl. 2020. Tightrope. [Electronic Resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125.
    • Harvard:
      Kristof, N. D. . W. S. (2020) Tightrope. [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125 (Accessed: 25 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kristof, ND. WS 2020, Tightrope. [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, viewed 25 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kristof, Nicholas D. ..WuDunn, Sheryl. Tightrope. [Electronic Resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl. Tightrope. [Electronic Resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kristof ND. WS. Tightrope. [electronic resource] : Americans Reaching for Hop [Internet]. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; 2020 [cited 2020 May 25]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682125