From Publishers Weekly
Erikson examines how various communities and victims have dealt with man-made disasters, concluding that these experiences can help keep people's faith in the government and social systems.
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“Incredibly powerful. . . . A little gem of a book, absolutely gripping in its narratives.” (Jonathan Kozol)
“The very best kind of social writing—a strong, morally awake, clear-headed effort to understand what has happened, again and again, in our twentieth-century American life—a narration of tragedies of our own making.” (Robert Coles)
“Vividly illustrates how administrative power and market forces, when they come loose from any communicative relation with the people they affect, can have devastating consequences, destroying the trust without which people cannot live resilient lives.
” (Robert N. Bellah, Yale University)