Janesville by Amy Goldstein

Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein (http://www.amygoldsteinwriter.com/) spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where America’s oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008.  With intelligence, sympathy, and insight Goldstein describes what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval. 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.

If you wish to understand what’s going on in America right now, forget the ‘fake’ news, Trumpisms and headlines. Turn to this intelligent and well researched account. Check if this journalistic account is in stock at your local library. Consult the online catalogue at https://www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH

368 pages in Simon & Schuster

First published 2017

ISBN  978-1501102233

Amy Goldstein

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