|Pages/Publication Date:||448 / 2014|
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In this National Book Award winner, the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq tells the story of the United States over the past three decades by profiling such figures as Oprah Winfrey, Sam Walton, Newt Gingrich, Jay-Z, Peter Thiel, and Alice Waters, but also a factory worker in the Rust Belt, a visionary tobacco farmer, and a Washington insider tempted by easy money.