Going to Pieces: The Dismantling of the United States of America

March 25, 2016|
Going to Pieces: The Dismantling of the United States of America by Elaine Devary Willman
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This book is about two women who took an unusual road trip, ala Thelma and Louise, only this road trip is about a system taking down this country economically, politically and geographically. The author journeyed across the country and visited 17 Indian reservations from Washington State to New York, capturing direct testimony from farmers, tribal members, teachers, bankers, sheriffs, and all manner of folk who live within the historic or actual boundaries of Indian reservations.

The stories captured were stark. The folks speaking felt they'd gone unheard for decades. The author promised each of them that their story would be told and offered anonymity to anyone who needed it, but no one wanted anonymity.

The original purpose of the journey was to produce an 88-minute documentary, but the people interviewed and the stories told were so numerous, that 88 minutes fell short. So, the author transcribed the actual words from 130 hours of video, and recreated the journey for the reader. Please remember that this book only addresses 17 of the 565 federally recognized Indian tribes, and leaves it to the reader to imagine the full impact occurring across rural America, and now through tribal casinos, seeping quickly into urban America.

Title:Going to Pieces: The Dismantling of the United States of AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:402 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.82 inShipping dimensions:402 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.82 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:Fideli Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604144920

ISBN - 13:9781604144925

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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