The Unwinding’ is perhaps New yorker writer george Packer’s worst nonfiction book. That is, however, not hugely insulting. packer’s 2005 book The Assassins’ Gate’ still stands as a fantastic chronicle of America’s descent into Iraq. A 2000 book called Blood of the Liberals’ that he wrote is nearly as impressive.
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It is only with the hindsight of a full generation that we can see how many things were beginning to shift across the American landscape, sending the country spinning into a new era. It as a period.
· American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unpreceden.
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America By George Packer Hardback list: $26.00, Kindle: $11.04 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 448 pages May 2013 No one can say when the unwinding.
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.
George Packer writes for the New Yorker and lives in Brooklyn. The Assassin’s Gate , his celebrated account of how America convinced itself to go to war with Iraq, is published by Faber, was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by the New York Times and won the Helen Bernstein Book Award and an Overseas Press Club’s book award.
In The Unwinding, George Packer looks at the lives of a handful of people as a way of exemplifying the evolution (or in some cases, devolution) of American politics, economics, and culture. One of these people, Dean Price, came from a long line of poor tobacco farmers in North Carolina.