The Forgotten

The Forgotten

How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America

Book - 2018 | First edition: October 2018.
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"The people of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, voted Democratic for decades, until Donald Trump flipped it in 2016. What happened? In [this book], Ben Bradlee Jr. reports on how voters in Luzerne County, a pivotal county in a crucial swing state, came to feel like strangers in their own land--marginalized by flat or falling wages, rapid demographic change, and a liberal culture that mocked their faith and patriotism. Fundamentally rural and struggling with limited opportunity, Luzerne County can be seen as a microcosm of the nation. In The Forgotten, Trump voters speak for themselves, explaining how they felt others were 'cutting in line' and that the federal government was taking too much money from the employed and giving it to the idle. The loss of breadwinner status, and more importantly, the loss of dignity, primed them for a candidate like Donald Trump. The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition: October 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316515733
Branch Call Number: 324.973 BRADL
Characteristics: vii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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