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Not in my backyard—that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.
—Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores the answer.
—An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground.
—A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects of public policy on individual human lives.
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by Lisa Heathfield
by Wendy Corsi Staub
by Jared Diamond
by William Kent Krueger
by John Connolly
by Carlotta Walls Lanier, Lisa Frazier Page, Bill Clinton
by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
by Matthew Quirk
by Greg Bear
"Following the recent Golden Globe-winning HBO miniseries of the same name, journalist Lisa Belkin's fascinating investigation into the struggle to integrate public housing in Yonkers, New York, has a welcome opportunity to reach a new audience. Jay Snyder's narration recedes so that the story is at the forefront, letting listeners into the microcosm of Yonkers to follow the fortunes of local politicians and residents. Cheryl Smith reads the prologue and epilogue, and she's an able stand-in for the author in these more personal sections that bring the book into the present with updates on the lives of the people profiled and an insider's view of the filming of the miniseries. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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