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I agree with the author but even if you don't agree with how badly we treat our fellow citizens you probably will be surprised by which presidents and congresses helped people and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lynn A. Ellsworth
One of the best books on poverty I've read in a while. Edelman has a clear worldview, which some people will be turned off by, but I appreciate that his work tries to offer... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amanda
Peter Edelman's past experience working for Robert Kennedy and Bill Clinton gives him the big picture of what is happening to the poor in the United States over the last 60 years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Judith ThompsonBarthwell
I strongly dislike this book. The author does not seem to have an organizational scheme. He relates a lot of anecdotes about how the government gives insufficient aid to the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthony Lawton
A terrific overview of domestic social policy and how it got that way and a nice memoir by someone who has been deeply involved for over 50 years.Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
Aside from the biased political ideology which makes this thing extremely one sided, I feel like this book is extremely poorly written and I had difficulty following it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gary D. Rowe
The author of this book says that the purpose of it is to "look anew" at why it is so hard to end poverty in the U.S. Read morePublished 15 months ago by George Fulmore
This is a through exploration of the American problem of poverty. I found most informative Edelman's tracing of the drug laws, to more imprisoned minorities, to single women head... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Patricia W. Zimmerman