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The Book of the Poor: Who They Are, What They Say, and How to End Their Poverty

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This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. Author and retired Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise culls 50 years of his published interviews with the poor and destitute to allow them to tell their own stories in their own voices to provide a sobering call to action. With full discussions on a myriad of topics—including the history of poverty, the use of drugs and alcohol among the poor, the lasting result of Reaganomics, the importance of minimum wage, and the relationship between the media and the poor—The Book of the Poor provides clear and concrete steps that can be taken to end poverty in America.

About the Author

Kenan Heise is an award-winning author and journalist as well as an inductee into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. A retired reporter, columnist, and staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, he served for 17 years as the editor of the “Action Line” column and for 15 years as the chief obituary writer. He is the author of 25 books, including He Writes About Us and They Speak for Themselves: Interviews with the Destitute of Chicago. He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936863334
Author:
Heise, Kenan
Publisher:
Marion Street Press
Author:
Heise, Kenan
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Poverty
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty

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