The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer – review

Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg/Getty. George Packer is the author of, most recently, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.”.

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In The New York times book review, jason deparle wrote: "A distinguished Berkeley sociologist,

the novelist Rick Moody began his Sunday Times review of the novelist. black or white. George Packer is the author of, most recently, “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.”.

Packer’s novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date. About the Author George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The assassins’ gate: america in Iraq , which received numerous prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review .

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.

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The Unwinding by George Packer, review – Telegraph. Melanie McGrath is impressed by an angry, wise and moving state-of-the-union address. – The Telegraph . Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, By George Packer – Reviews – Books – The Independent

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George Packer is an author and staff writer for The New Yorker.. in Iraq, and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.. He has contributed numerous articles, essays, and reviews on foreign affairs, American.

While McBride’s book fictionalized characters from American history, George Packer won the nonfiction award for “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America,” an often novelistic chronicle of.

In The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, George Packer shows us the impact of those interconnected crises on the lives of a wide range of individual Americans.

This is an excerpt from George Packer's The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.