The Resource Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, (electronic resource)

Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, (electronic resource)

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Hillbilly Elegy
Title
Hillbilly Elegy
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J. D. Vance
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eng
Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year. "?The Economist "A riveting book."?The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."?David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis?that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country
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Vance, J. D
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  • Sociology
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Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780062872258
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Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BPwAAAA2x/products/51a81e75-1f33-4dd3-a84e-f650e19f81dd
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062872258
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
51A81E75-1F33-4DD3-A84E-F650E19F81DD
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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