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The Unwinding - An Inner History of the New America

George Packer

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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A New Republic Best Book of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. The Unwinding journeys through the lives of several Americans, 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 Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet's significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents. The Unwinding portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

18h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Introduction
Introduction

05:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

02:46


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:21


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

22:05


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

02:59


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

53:38


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:27


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:53


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:23


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

14:45


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

32:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

27:24


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

15:15


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

02:35


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

28:09


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

44:57


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

02:38


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

26:09


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

13:20


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

02:54


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

14:24


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

22:29


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

25:19


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

14:03


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

52:07


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

19:34


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

02:59


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

20:20


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

10:23


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

24:15


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

32:43


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:03


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

49:25


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

45:21


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:56


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

16:43


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

30:52


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

19:03


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

28:26


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

15:22


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:14:35


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

02:54


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

46:15


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

03:10


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

19:43


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

14:55


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

46:55


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

00:42