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American Dream 2 editions

Cover of: American Dream | Jason DeParle
About the Book

An acclaimed New York Times reporter offers the definitive look at the collision between social policy and the gritty reality of post-welfare AmericaIn this definitive work, two-time Pulitzer finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce a masterpiece of literary journalism. At the heart of the story are three cousins whose different lives follow similar trajectories. Leaving welfare, Angie puts her heart in her work. Jewell bets on an imprisoned man. Opal guards a tragic secret that threatens her kids and her life. DeParle traces their family history back six generations to slavery and weaves poor people, politicians, reformers, and rogues into a spellbinding epic.With a vivid sense of humanity, DeParle demonstrates that although we live in a country where anyone can make it, generation after generation some families don’t. To read American Dream is to understand why.

2 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: American Dream
August 30, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
American Dream
in English
Cover of: American Dream
2009, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
American Dream
Electronic resource in English

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