The Unwinding

America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye for detail and a gift for weaving together engaging narratives. The Unwinding moves deftly back and forth through the lives of its people, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the industrial Midwest attempting to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a political careerist in Washington; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire. Their stories are interspersed with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs, to create a rich, wise and very human portrait of the USA in these hard times. The Unwinding portrays a superpower coming apart at the seams, its elites and institutions no longer working, leaving ordinary people to improvise their own schemes for salvation. George Packer is also the author of The Assassin's Gate, which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times and won the Helen Bernstein Book Award. 'A tour de force . . . A fascinating journey through an America that has largely remained hidden from view. There are echoes of Don DeLillo's Underworld in the scope of Packer's vision and his deft eye for language and detail.' Sunday Business Post

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  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • ISBN : 0571280331
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Unwinding

The Unwinding
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 10 June 2013
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America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye for detail and a gift for weaving together engaging narratives. The Unwinding moves deftly

The Unwinding of the Miracle

The Unwinding of the Miracle
  • Author : Julie Yip-Williams
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 05 February 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living. “An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF

The Dark Unwinding

The Dark Unwinding
  • Author : Sharon Cameron
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 01 September 2012
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From the award-winning author of Rook comes a delicious and twisty tale, filled with spine-tingling intrigue, juicy romance, and dangerous family secrets. When a rumor that her uncle is squandering away the family fortune surfaces, Katharine Tulman is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of childlike rules, who is employing a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of

Conflict in Ukraine

Conflict in Ukraine
  • Author : Rajan Menon,Eugene B. Rumer
  • Publisher : Boston Review Originals
  • Release : 16 May 2021
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Puts the conflict in historical perspective by examining the evolution of the crisis and assessing its implications both for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's relations with the West more generally. Experts in the international relations of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer clearly show what is at stake in Ukraine, explaining the key economic, political, and security challenges and prospects for overcoming them. They also discuss historical precedents, sketch likely outcomes, and propose policies for safeguarding

The Unwinding

The Unwinding
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 August 2013
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SAVE TIME & UNDERSTAND MORE! WARNING: This is not the actual book The Unwinding by George Packer. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Instead, we have already read The Unwinding and pulled out some of the key points, and insights to give you a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter summary & review. In doing so, unfortunately we do not have the space to include all of the many important ideas and anecdotes

Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity

Education Reform: The Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity
  • Author : Des Griffin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 December 2013
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This book pays special attention to the impact that a student's early childhood and socioeconomic status has on his or her educational achievement. It argues that discussions of education reform need a broader scope, one that encompasses a student's background as well as standardized testing, merit pay for teachers, and other issues regarding the quality of the teaching and learning. Education Reform: the Unwinding of Intelligence and Creativity features cases and examples from schools in Australia, the USA, and Britain.

Blood of the Liberals

Blood of the Liberals
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 27 January 2015
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An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New Deal. Packer's father was a Kennedy-era liberal, a law professor and dean at Stanford whose convictions were sorely--and ultimately fatally--tested in the campus upheavals of the 1960s. The inheritor

The Village of Waiting

The Village of Waiting
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 01 September 2015
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Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, The Village of Waiting is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the name means "wait a little more") in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, George Packer reveals his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of townspeople--peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and

The Unwinding Cable Car

The Unwinding Cable Car
  • Author : Andrew J Brandt
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 06 December 2020
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From Amazon bestselling author ANDREW J BRANDT comes a new tale of murder and celebrity. Author Hamilton Raines was supposed to be the "next big thing." Instead, his career has stalled after three novels and he is reeling from a recent divorce. He needs a break. When he meets a mysterious woman at a coffee shop, things start to look up. With her inspiration, his newest novel becomes an instant bestseller and Hamilton finds himself thrust into the spotlight of

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 15 February 2010
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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11, 2001 attacks and the election of Barack Obama,

Unsouled

Unsouled
  • Author : Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 07 November 2013
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In the next part of Neal Shusterman's gripping and thought-provoking futuristic thriller, Connor, Lev and Risa continue to uncover shocking secrets about the process of 'Unwinding' and the company, Proactive Citizenry, which created Cam, a teen made completely from parts taken from 'unwound' teens. There are plans to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes, and below the surface of that potential horror lies a sinister layer of intrigue… Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make

The Assassins' Gate

The Assassins' Gate
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 06 May 2014
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THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's War on Terror policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the author's brilliant reporting on the ground in

UnStrung

UnStrung
  • Author : Neal Shusterman,Michelle Knowlden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 24 July 2012
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How did Lev Calder move from an unwillingly escaped Tithe to a clapper? In this revealing short story, Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev’s adventures between the time he left CyFi and showed up at the Graveyard. Pulling elements from Neal Shusterman’s critically acclaimed Unwind and giving hints about what is to come in the riveting sequel, UnWholly, this short story is not to be missed.

UnBound

UnBound
  • Author : Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 13 December 2016
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"A collection of stories from the Unwind world; a compliment to the Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman"-

Betrayed

Betrayed
  • Author : George Packer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 22 January 2008
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Millions of Iraqis, spanning the country’s religious and ethnic spectrum, welcomed the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. But the mostly young men and women who embraced America’s project so enthusiastically that they were prepared to risk their lives for it by aiding the U.S. forces constitute a small minority. On a cold, wet night in January 2007, George Packer met two such Iraqi men in the lobby of the Palestine Hotel, in central Baghdad to hear their story and