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  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis | Robert D. Putnam

    Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert D. Putnam
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in - a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last 25 years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life.

    Catherine Spiller says: "A more relatable, less rigorous, Coming Apart"
  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

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    • By Robert D. Putnam
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    Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures - whether they be PTA, church, or political parties - have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe.

  • American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us | Robert D. Putnam,David E. Campbell

    American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

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    • By Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    American Grace takes its findings from two of the largest, most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America, plus in-depth studies of diverse congregations---among them a megachurch, a Mormon congregation, a Catholic parish, a reform Jewish synagogue, and an African American congregation.

    Daniel says: "Interesting Analysis"
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