Losing Our Way

Written By Bob Herbert
Losing Our Way
  • Publsiher : Anchor
  • Release : 07 October 2014
  • ISBN : 0385535899
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Losing Our Way by author: Bob Herbert which was release on 07 October 2014 and published by Anchor with total page 304 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last column in 2011, he set off on a journey across the country to report on Americans who were being left behind in an economy that has never fully recovered from the Great Recession. The portraits of those he encountered fuel his new book, Losing Our Way. Herbert’s combination of heartrending reporting and keen political analysis is the purest expression since the Occupy movement of the plight of the 99 percent. The individuals and families who are paying the price of America’s bad choices in recent decades form the book’s emotional center: an exhausted high school student in Brooklyn who works the overnight shift in a factory at minimum wage to help pay her family’s rent; a twenty-four-year-old soldier from Peachtree City, Georgia, who loses both legs in a misguided, mismanaged, seemingly endless war; a young woman, only recently engaged, who suffers devastating injuries in a tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis; and a group of parents in Pittsburgh who courageously fight back against the politicians who decimated funding for their children’s schools. Herbert reminds us of a time in America when unemployment was low, wages and profits were high, and the nation’s wealth, by current standards, was distributed much more equitably. Today, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has widened dramatically, the nation’s physical plant is crumbling, and the inability to find decent work is a plague on a generation. Herbert traces where we went wrong and spotlights the drastic and dangerous shift of political power from ordinary Americans to the corporate and financial elite. Hope for America, he argues, lies in a concerted push to redress that political imbalance. Searing and unforgettable, Losing Our Way ultimately inspires with its faith in ordinary citizens to take back their true political power and reclaim the American dream.

From Here to There

From Here to There
  • Author : Michael Bond
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Navigation skills are easy to take for granted, but the ability to find our way is a key to humanity's evolutionary success. Sharing illustrative stories of the lost and found, Michael Bond explores the science of our mental maps and their vital relationship with imagination, memory, abstract thinking, and other ...

Losing Our Way

Losing Our Way
  • Author : Bob Herbert
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing ...

Losing Our Way In Healthcare The Impact Of Reform

Losing Our Way In Healthcare  The Impact Of Reform
  • Author : Campbell Kevin R
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2015-09-07
  • Total pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Healthcare in the US is rapidly changing. The changes that are occurring as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” will forever modify the way in which doctors and patients interact.This book is a collection of essays that initially are a heartfelt description of the author's ...

The Great Unraveling Losing Our Way in the New Century

The Great Unraveling  Losing Our Way in the New Century
  • Author : Paul Krugman
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-08-17
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : "Paul Krugman is a hero of mine. Read his book."—Al Franken No one has more authority to call the shots the way they really are than award-winning economist Paul Krugman, whose provocative New York Times columns are keenly followed by millions. One of the world's most respected economists, Krugman ...

Wayfinding

Wayfinding
  • Author : Michael Bond
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : '[A] fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated . . . Beautifully written and researched.' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining ...

Losing Our Virtue

Losing Our Virtue
  • Author : David F. Wells
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Continuing his series begun with No Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland, David Wells here offers a bold new critique focused this time on the fractured moral vision of society at large and its reflection in today's evangelical church....

Losing Our Minds

Losing Our Minds
  • Author : Lucy Foulkes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : 'A must-read for anyone wondering about the state of the nation's mental health' Jo Brand We need to rethink the conversation around mental health. Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of what it actually is has yet to catch up. Too often, ...

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
  • Author : Christel Manning
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-20
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : The fastest growing religion in America is—none! One fifth of Americans now list their religion as “none,” up from only 7 percent two decades ago. Among adults under 30, those poised to be the parents of the next generation, fully one third are religiously unaffiliated. Yet these “Nones,” especially parents, still ...

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
  • Author : Kevin Ronald Ward
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Total pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Church-going in most Western societies has declined significantly in the wake of the social and cultural changes that began in the 1960s. Does this mean that people in these societies are losing any religious dimension in their lives, or is it being expressed in other forms and places? This study ...

Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds

Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds
  • Author : Inga Wiehl
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-11-13
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Reclaiming Our Brains without Losing Our Minds relates the story of a group of women in Yakima, Washington, who form a reading discussion group. Over the course of twenty-nine years, the women hone their minds, exchange ideas, and discover a sense of community that extends beyond the page....

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way
  • Author : John Edward Huth
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Long before GPS and Google Earth, humans traveled vast distances using environmental clues and simple instruments. What is lost when technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way? Illustrated with 200 drawings, this narrative part treatise, part travelogue, and part navigational history brings our own world into sharper view."...

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
  • Author : S. E. Cupp
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : "The press has become a tool of oppression—politicized, self–aware, self–motivated, and power–hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted." —From S. E. Cupp’s Losing Our Religion It’s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as ...

Losing Our Edge

Losing Our Edge
  • Author : Jeff Gomez
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Total pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Generation X cult classics Our Noise and Geniuses of Crack chronicled a group of friends just out of college who lived in a small town, cared more about their record collections than their careers, and never imagined they’d have to grow up. Losing Our Edge—the sequel to both ...

Losing Our Heads

Losing Our Heads
  • Author : Regina Janes
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Total pages : 255
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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Summary : Losing Our Heads explores in both artistic and cultural contexts the role of the chopped-off head....

A call to reason losing our manhood

A call to reason losing our manhood
  • Author : khallid shabazz
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2021-08-02
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0385535899
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