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306.0973 Q
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 243 pages ; 25 cm
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Introduction -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- The South -- The Midwest -- The Southwest -- The West -- The Pacific Coast -- The country's foster children -- The American Rome -- Inventory or autopsy.
Summary
"The United States is in a fifty-states-wide couples' counseling session, thinking about filing for divorce. Can a nation composed of states that are so different possibly hang together? Quinn ... calls us out state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii. He identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government--after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?--to dead-on observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all: red, blue, and purple. It's ultimately infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the United States into being."-- Provided by publisher
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Title
Over stated : a coast-to-coast roast of the 50 states
ISBN/ISSN
9781250268440 (hardcover)
1250268443 (hardcover)
Call #
814 S
Descript.
182 pages : maps ; 22 cm
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Previous versions of these essays appeared in other publications.
Summary
Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non-straight people are telling other versions, and white people and men and particularly white men are trying to hang onto the old versions and their own centrality. In Whose Story Is This? Rebecca Solnit appraises what's emerging and why it matters and what the obstacles are.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
The shouters and the silenced. Whose story (and country) is this? -- Nobody knows -- They think they can bully the truth -- Unconscious bias is running for president -- Voter suppression begins at home -- Lies become laws -- The fall of men has been greatly exaggerated -- Dear Christine Blasey Ford: You are a welcome earthquake -- Let this flood of women's stories never cease -- The problem with sex is capitalism -- On women's work and the myth of the art monster -- All the rage -- If I were a man -- Openings. Crossing over -- City of women -- A hero is a disaster -- Long distance -- Monumental change and the power of names -- Letter to the March 15, 2019, climate strikers.
Subject
Genre
Title
Old conflicts, new chapters
ISBN/ISSN
9781642591729 (hardcover)
1642591726 (hardcover)
Call #
305 C
Edition
First edtion.
Descript.
xvi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
Examines the challenges facing modern America and offers a framework to lead the country out.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062797100
0062797107
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