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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York... show more
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | WINNER OF THE 2017 HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM | WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZENAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe •  The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg •  Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch •  Politico •  The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews •  Amazon •  Barnes and Noble Review •  Apple •  Library Journal • Chicago Public Library • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780553447453 (0553447459)
ASIN: 0553447459
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Evicted
It used to be a rarity, for other individuals used to fight to protect each other as law enforcement attempted to throw someone out onto the street for failure to pay their rent but now, eviction has become a common sight. The implications of this normality have major implications and Matthew Desmon...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
5.0 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Evictions in the U.S. used to be rare events, drawing crowds of protesters. But these days, for low-income renters, evictions are commonplace; housing courts exist to process nothing else, while many more people are forced to move without ever going to court. But eviction can have long-term conseque...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
I received an advance reader's edition of this book through The Reading Room in exchange for an honest review. This was a powerful and eye-opening ethnography of eviction and poverty in Milwaukee. The bulk of the book follows various people, from landlords to tenants, and reveals the hardships and i...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Powerful true account of life in the inner city
Evicted, Matthew Desmond, author; Scott Aiello, narrator Evicted is the story of the downtrodden. The book is set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the inner city, but it could be “anyplace”, USA where poverty lives. The author is a sociologist who conceived of the idea to investigate the cause of the per...
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