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Show Me a Hero

by Lisa Belkin

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Not in my backyard—that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

  • Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores the answer.
  • An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground.
  • A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects of public policy on individual human lives.

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    Publisher: Hachette Audio
    Edition: Unabridged

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    • ISBN: 9781478936732
    • File size: 370064 KB
    • Release date: September 29, 2015
    • Duration: 12:41:26

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    • ISBN: 9781478936732
    • File size: 370064 KB
    • Release date: September 29, 2015
    • Duration: 12:41:26
    • Number of parts: 11


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    Not in my backyard—that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

  • Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores the answer.
  • An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground.
  • A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects of public policy on individual human lives.

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      Publisher:
      Hachette Audio
      Edition:
      Unabridged

      OverDrive Listen audiobook
      ISBN: 9781478936732
      File size: 370064 KB
      Release date: September 29, 2015
      Duration: 12:41:26

      MP3 audiobook
      ISBN: 9781478936732
      File size: 370064 KB
      Release date: September 29, 2015
      Duration: 12:41:26
      Number of parts: 11

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