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Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 303.42 Where

Bair, Sheila.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 330.97 Bair

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.513 Putnam

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.562 Vance

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: A plea -- deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans -- to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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Romney, Mitt.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.609 Romney

Murray, Charles A.

Summary: A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.800 Murray

Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Reich, Robert B.

Contents: Insight -- Parallels -- The basic bargain -- Why the rich don't buy enough -- Why policy makers obsess about the financial economy instead of the real one -- The great prosperity : 1947-1977 -- How we got ourselves into the same mess again -- How Americans kept buying anyway : the three coping mechanisms -- The future without coping mechanisms -- The myth of global rebalancing -- What comes next.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 Reich

Laskas, Jeanne Marie

Contents: Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio -- Hecho en America : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine -- G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York -- Guns "R" us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona -- Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas -- The Rig : Pioneer National Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.562 Laskas

Vance, J. D.

Summary: "J.D. Vance's grandparents moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. However, Vance's family struggled profoundly with the demands of their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2016

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 305.56 Vance

Warren, Elizabeth.

Summary: The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and best selling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why the middle class is under siege and how listeners can win the fight to save it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 305 Warren

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42. Traist 2018

Isenberg, Nancy

Summary: "A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.509 Isenb

Warren, Elizabeth

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5509 Warren

Summary: The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.540 Saslow 2018

Philp, Drew

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Philip 2018

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 McCain 2018

Land, Stephanie

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Land 2019

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Summary: “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COAT 2017

Jackson, Maggie

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.097 Jack

Rattner, Steven.

Contents: Dead man's curve -- The bridge to Obama -- Mr. Rattner goes to Washington -- "F**k the UAW" -- Rick, Bob, and Sergio -- The B word -- "Is this unanimous?" -- Jimmy turns bright red -- Chrysler's last mile -- Harry Wilson's war -- Epic bankruptcy -- Dealer nation -- The chief executive shuffle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.476 Rattner