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The Resource A Safeway in Arizona : what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America, Tom Zoellner

A Safeway in Arizona : what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America, Tom Zoellner

Label
A Safeway in Arizona : what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America
Title
A Safeway in Arizona
Title remainder
what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an account of the state of Arizona, seen through the lens of the Tucson shootings. On January 8, 2011, twenty-two-year-old Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a Tucson meet-and-greet held by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. The incident left six people dead and eighteen injured, including Giffords, whom he shot in the head. The author, a fifth generation Arizonan and longtime friend of Giffords's and a field organizer on her Congressional campaign, uses the tragedy as a jumping-off point to expose the fault lines in Arizona's political and socioeconomic landscape that allowed this to happen. He discusses the harmful political rhetoric, the inept state government, the lingering effects of the housing market's boom and bust, the proliferation and accessibility of guns, the lack of established communities, and the hysteria surrounding issues of race and immigration. He offers a revealing portrait of the Southwestern state at a critical moment in history, and as a symbol of the nation's discontents and uncertainties. Ultimately, it is his rallying cry for a saner, more civil way of life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E901.1.G54
LC item number
Z64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A Safeway in Arizona : what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America, Tom Zoellner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn733230551
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780670023202
Lccn
2011031521
System control number
(OCoLC)733230551
Label
A Safeway in Arizona : what the Gabrielle Giffords shooting tells us about the Grand Canyon State and life in America, Tom Zoellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn733230551
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780670023202
Lccn
2011031521
System control number
(OCoLC)733230551

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