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Tightrope : Americans reaching for hope

by Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959- (Author), WuDunn, Sheryl, 1959- (Author)

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A plea -- deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans -- to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Full description

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Summary: A plea -- deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans -- to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.
Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780525655084
0525655085
Author Notes: Nicholas D. Kristof shared a Pulitzer Prize with his wife in 1990 for their coverage for the New York Times of the Tiananmen democracy movement in China. He also coauthored China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. Kristof has served as Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He lives with his wife in New York City.

(Publisher Provided) Nicholas D. Kristof was born on April 27, 1959 in Chicago Illinois. He graduated from Harvard College in 1981 and then won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he studied law and graduated with first class honors. He joined The New York Times in 1984, where he has held numerous positions including correspondent, columnist, bureau chief, and Associate Managing Editor. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement. He won a second Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for commentary on genocide in Darfur.

Kristof and WuDunn have written numerous books including A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity; Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide; Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power.

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