Show Me A Hero

A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100102001
Released: Sep 29, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478937043
Narrator/s: Jay Snyder
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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NOW AN HBO MINISERIES 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.

Author(s): Lisa Belkin
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2015

All formats/editions

Author(s): Lisa Belkin
Product Number EB00615308
Released: Aug 18, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: #9780316391412

Professional reviews

"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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