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The Resource One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America, Gene Weingarten

One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America, Gene Weingarten

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One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America
Title
One day
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America
Statement of responsibility
Gene Weingarten
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten explores the events of a random day in U.S. history, offering a diorama of American life that illuminates all that has changed--and all that hasn't--in the past three decades. On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen completely at random--turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing. That Sunday between Christmas and New Year's turned out to be filled with comedy, tragedy, implausible irony, cosmic comeuppances, kindness, cruelty, heroism, cowardice, genius, idiocy, prejudice, selflessness, coincidence, and startling moments of human connection, along with evocative foreshadowing of momentous events yet to come. Lives were lost. Lives were saved. Lives were altered in overwhelming ways. Many of these events never made it into the news; they were private dramas in the lives of private people. They were utterly compelling. One Day asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as "ordinary" when we are talking about how we all lurch and stumble our way through the daily, daunting challenge of being human"--
  • "The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weingarten, Gene
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.W4355 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
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One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America, Gene Weingarten
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099539300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780399166662
Lccn
2019001936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099539300
Label
One day : the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America, Gene Weingarten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1099539300
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780399166662
Lccn
2019001936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099539300

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