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The Resource Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge

Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge

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Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives
Title
Another day in the death of America
Title remainder
a chronicle of ten short lives
Statement of responsibility
Gary Younge
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics. Far from a dry account of gun policy in the United States or a polemic about the dangers of gun violence, the book is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind. Whether it's a father's unspeakable grief over his son who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a mentor who tries to channel his rage by organizing, or a friend and neighbor who finds strength in faith, the lives lost on that day and the lives left behind become, in Younge's hands, impossible to ignore, or to forget. What emerges in these pages is a searing portrait of youth, family, and the way that lives can be shattered in an instant on any day in America. At a time when it has become indisputable that Americans need to rethink their position on guns, this moving narrative work puts a human face--a child's face--on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. In his journalism, Younge is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and looking twice where others might look away. There are some things, he argues, that we have come to see as normal, even when they are unacceptable. And gun violence is one of them. A clear-eyed and iconoclastic approach to this contentious issue, this book helps answer the questions so many of us are grappling with, and makes it even harder to just look away"--
  • On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. Younge chose November 23, 2013, with ten such deaths, and over a period of twenty-four hours reveals the powerful human stories behind the statistics. The result is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind
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303.60835
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jaiden Dixon, Grove City, Ohio -- Kenneth Mills-Tucker, Indianapolis, Indiana -- Stanley Taylor, Charlotte, North Carolina -- Pedro Cortez, San Jose, California -- Tyler Dunn, Marlette, Michigan -- Edwin Rajo, Houston, Texas -- Samuel Brightmon, Dallas, Texas -- Tyshon Anderson, Chicago, Illinois -- Gary Anderson, Newark, New Jersey -- Gustin Hinnant, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Control code
ocn945232454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First print edition.
Extent
xxii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781568589756
Lccn
2016014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
20161004
System control number
(OCoLC)945232454
Label
Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jaiden Dixon, Grove City, Ohio -- Kenneth Mills-Tucker, Indianapolis, Indiana -- Stanley Taylor, Charlotte, North Carolina -- Pedro Cortez, San Jose, California -- Tyler Dunn, Marlette, Michigan -- Edwin Rajo, Houston, Texas -- Samuel Brightmon, Dallas, Texas -- Tyshon Anderson, Chicago, Illinois -- Gary Anderson, Newark, New Jersey -- Gustin Hinnant, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Control code
ocn945232454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First print edition.
Extent
xxii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781568589756
Lccn
2016014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
20161004
System control number
(OCoLC)945232454

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