Janesville: An American Story

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its factory stills—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next, when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up. More about Janesville »

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“[M]oving and magnificently well-researched.”
-New York Times
Named Book of the Year by Financial Times and McKinsey & Company.

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Amy Goldstein has been a staff writer for 30 years at The Washington Post, where much of her work has focused on social policy. Among her awards, she shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been a fellow at Harvard University at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Janesville: An American Story is her first book. She lives in Washington, DC. More about Amy »