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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America Hardcover – 13 Jun 2013

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  • Hardcover: 447 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (13 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571251285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571251285
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.6 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 358,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Packer's is an American voice of exceptional clarity and humanity in a tradition of reportage that renders the quotidian extraordinary. When our descendants survey the ruins of this modern imperium and sift its cultural detritus, American voices like this will be the tiny treasures that endure. (David Goldblatt Independent 2013-06-15)

The historic scope of Packer's book - from the late-Seventies economic downturn right up to the recent Occupy Wall Street protests - is as impressive as its immense ambition and its cumulative narrative power ... A Great American Novel in the guise of a Great Nonfiction Epic, The Unwinding asks us .... that daunting, unsettling question: do we truly like the world we have made for ourselves? (The Times)

Epic, sad and unsettling history of the last four decades in the US ... It is a testament to Packer's talents that The Unwinding is powerful, rather than off-puttingly earnest or just depressing, and that it lingers so long after reading. The sense of loneliness - of isolated souls, failed by their institutions, pummelled by the forces of big money - seems to seep under your skin, and to stay there. (Oliver Burkeman Guardian)

Packer is among the best non-fiction writers in America ... In its sensibility, The Unwinding is closer to a novel than a work of fiction. It is all the more powerful for it. (Edward Luce The Financial Times 2013-06-16)

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The Unwinding by George Packer is a remarkable, moving book on the USA in crisis, by the country's finest political writer.

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