George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, which received several prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New york times book review.He is also the author of the novels, The Half Man and Central Square, and other works of nonfiction, including Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade, Blood of the.
“The hearts and lives broken in this second great depression have now found their eloquent voice and fierce champion in George Packer. The Unwinding is an American tragedy and a literary triumph.” david frum, author of Comeback and Why Romney Lost “As with George Orwell’s, each of George Packer’s sentences carries a pulse of moral force.
At the beginning of the year I read The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer, which was a 2013 National Book Award winner. It’s a big, serious nonfiction book, and I try to read at least one big, serious nonfiction book a year so that I can perform better at dinner parties and also win arguments with people’s dads.
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives.
· Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, By George Packer. This was punctuated by his own stream-of-consciousness autobiography, brilliant pen portraits of key public figures and complex montages of speech, song, print and thought: a.
· The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer Posted on July 1, 2013 by Morgan Mussell In the first sentence of The Unwinding , George Packer tells us what his title means: “No one can say when the unwinding began – when the coil that held Americans together in its secure and sometimes stifling grip first gave way.”
Book Review: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer; Part One: My New Year’s Resolutions Posted on January 5, 2014 by John Walters You might be wondering what this book and my new year’s resolutions have in common.