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The Resource An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

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An American summer : love and death in Chicago
Title
An American summer
Title remainder
love and death in Chicago
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Alex Kotlowitz
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eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member, and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done; a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend; the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen; and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends. Applying the close-up, empathic reporting that made There Are No Children Here a modern classic, Kotlowitz offers a piercingly honest portrait of a city in turmoil. These sketches of those left standing will get in your bones. This one summer will stay with you
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Kotlowitz, Alex
Dewey number
364.150835/0977311
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LC call number
HQ799.2.V56
LC item number
K6 2019ab
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Read by Alex Kotlowitz
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  • Youth and violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • African American youth
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • African Americans
  • Social history
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Youth and violence
  • Illinois
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
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An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 57 min., 40 sec.))
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9781984841155
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Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 57 min., 40 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781984841155
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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0B1DE6B7-703C-4154-AB15-C60520CA64C5
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  • on1089342272
  • (OCoLC)1089342272
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