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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
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a chronicle of ten short lives
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Gary Younge
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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
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BLACP
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Younge, Gary
Dewey number
303.60835
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other
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Read by Mirron Willis
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1965-
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Willis, Mirron E.
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  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • Violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Youth and violence
  • Firearms and crime
  • Firearms ownership
  • United States
  • Firearms and crime
  • Firearms ownership
  • Social conditions
  • Violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Youth and violence
  • United States
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Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge
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sd
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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ocn946937135
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4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
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9 audio discs (10.5 hr.)
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Restricted to PRINT DISABLED Patrons
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not applicable
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9781504741415
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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ZPbxsw
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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(OCoLC)946937135
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Label
Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives, Gary Younge
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from web page
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946937135
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.)
Governing access note
Restricted to PRINT DISABLED Patrons
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504741415
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbxsw
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)946937135
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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