The Resource Land of opportunity : one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack, William M. Adler

Land of opportunity : one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack, William M. Adler

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Land of opportunity : one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack
Title
Land of opportunity
Title remainder
one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack
Statement of responsibility
William M. Adler
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Language
eng
Summary
Crack is the scourge of our cities, but for some the business of crack is an opportunity too good to refuse. The Chambers brothers were perhaps Detroit's most successful entrepreneurs of the eighties, and they made their fortunes by applying strict business principles to the drug trade. In this harrowing and brilliantly rendered book, William Adler gives us a story whose significance transcends the true-crime genre. Land of Opportunity is the first work of sustained narrative journalism to view America's drug epidemic within the complex social context of poverty and failed opportunity in which the American Dream still struggles to be born. Although the crack epidemic has received extensive coverage over the last decade, much of the reporting has generated more heat than light. That crack is a scourge is clear from the lurid, sensationalized stories of crack-related crime and violence and the voyeuristic sketches of a day in the life of an addict. But most accounts completely ignore why crack distribution is for so many a rational career choice
Cataloging source
DLC
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Adler, William M
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.C48
LC item number
A65 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chambers, Billy Joe
  • Chambers family
  • Chambers, Billy Joe
  • Chambers family
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug dealers
  • United States
Label
Land of opportunity : one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack, William M. Adler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-415)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780871135933
Lccn
94024315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31295154
  • (OCoLC)ocm31295154
Label
Land of opportunity : one family's quest for the American dream in the age of crack, William M. Adler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-415)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780871135933
Lccn
94024315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31295154
  • (OCoLC)ocm31295154

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