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Wildland: The Making of America's Fury
 

Wildland: The Making of America's Fury (Hardback)

By Osnos, Evan

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Evan Osnos moved to Washington, DC, in 2013 after a decade away from the United States. While abroad, he often found himself making a case for America, urging the citizens of Egypt, Iraq or China to trust that even though America had made grave mistakes throughout its history, it... aspired to some foundational moral commitments - the rule of law, the power of truth, the right of equal opportunity for all. But when he returned to the United States, he found each of these principles under assault. In search of an explanation for the crisis, he focused on three places he knew firsthand: Greenwich, Connecticut; Clarksburg, West Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. Reported over the course of six years, Wildland follows ordinary individuals as they navigate the varied landscapes of twenty-first-century America. Through their powerful, often poignant stories, Osnos traces the sources of America's political dissolution. He finds answers in the rightward shift of the financial elite in Greenwich; in the collapse of social infrastructure and possibility in Clarksburg; and in the compounded effects of segregation and violence in Chicago. The truth about the state of the nation may be found not in the slogans of political leaders but in the intricate details of individual lives, and in the hidden connections between them. A dramatic, prescient examination of seismic changes in American politics and culture, Wildland is the story of a crucible, a period bounded by two shocks to America's psyche, two assaults on the country's sense of itself: the attacks of September 11 in 2001 and the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Following the lives of everyday Americans in three cities across two decades, Osnos illuminates the country in a startling light, revealing how it lost the moral confidence to see itself as larger than the sum of its parts.
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ISBN 9781526635525
Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781526635525
Stock Release date is 5 January 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 5 Jan 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Osnos, Evan
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Sociology, Social Studies
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 973.93
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress United States - Civilization - 21st century, United States - Politics and government - 21st century
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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