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Title:Poor People
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:HarperCollins e-books
ISBN:006204379X
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Number of Pages:464
Category:Non fiction, Sociology, History, Poverty, Politics, Economics

Poor People by William T. Vollmann

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Poor People That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe The result of Vollmann s fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered .

em Poor People em struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality its pride and abject fear its fierce misery and quiet resignation allowing the poor to explain the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural social and religious terms With intense compassion and a scrupulously unpatronizing eye Vollmann invites his readers to recognize in our fellow human beings their full dignity fallibility pride and pain and the power of their hard fought resilience .

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