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Unwind the history of New America with author George Packer

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The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium (630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States) Map it Free
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The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer
In conversation with journalist and author Héctor Tobar

This National Book Award-winning account illuminates the erosion of the social compact --the collapse of farms, factories, public schools--that had kept the United States stable and middle class since the late 1970s. In The Great Unwinding, Packer probes the seething undercurrents of American life, offering an intimate look into the lives that have been transformed by the dissolution of our economic glue. From unchecked banks to the rise of Walton's Walmart, this retelling of American history through Packer's voice offers “…a sad but delicious jazz-tempo requiem for the post-World War II American social contract.” (David M. Kennedy)

FREE/Reservations recommended. For more information and FREE reservations please call (213) 228-7025 or visit www.lfla.org/aloud.

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