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A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.D. Vance

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From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.

Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving upward mobility for their family. But Vance cautions that is only the short version. The slightly longer version is that his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and mother struggled to varying degrees with the demands of their new middle class life and they, and Vance himself, still carry around the demons of their chaotic family history.

Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.

At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country.

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Creation Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:55:17 -0500
This is a Multifile Torrent
01 - Introduction.m4b 6.59 MBs
10 - Chapter 9.m4b 17.73 MBs
16 - Chapter 15.m4b 10.45 MBs
15 - Chapter 14.m4b 9.69 MBs
14 - Chapter 13.m4b 10.75 MBs
13 - Chapter 12.m4b 8.6 MBs
12 - Chapter 11.m4b 13.02 MBs
11 - Chapter 10.m4b 19.82 MBs
09 - Chapter 8.m4b 7.03 MBs
02 - Chapter 1.m4b 8.47 MBs
08 - Chapter 7.m4b 12.49 MBs
07 - Chapter 6.m4b 13.82 MBs
06 - Chapter 5.m4b 15 MBs
05 - Chapter 4.m4b 10 MBs
04 - Chapter 3.m4b 5.8 MBs
03 - Chapter 2.m4b 10.31 MBs
17 - Conclusion.m4b 7.39 MBs
Combined File Size: 186.96 MBs
Piece Size: 512 KBs
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