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    • Bowling Alone

    • The Collapse and Revival of American Community
    • By: Robert D. Putnam
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Long Long book

    • By William S. Gross on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Our Kids

    • The American Dream in Crisis
    • By: Robert D. Putnam
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A more relatable, less rigorous, Coming Apart

    • By Catherine Spiller on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • American Grace

    • How Religion Divides and Unites Us
    • By: Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Analysis

    • By Daniel on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $34.99