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From the Publisher
Not in my backyard -- that''s the refrain commonly invoked by
property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume
a special ferocity when the development in question is public
housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated
emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she
re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a
proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class
neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed
the lives of many of its citizens.
-- Public housing projects are being torn down throughout the
United States. What will take their place? Show Me a Hero explores
-- An important and compelling work of narrative nonfiction in the
tradition of J. Anthony Lukas''s Common Ground.
-- A sweeping yet intimate group portrait that assesses the effects
of public policy on individual human lives.