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The Resource An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago
Title
An American summer
Title remainder
love and death in Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kotlowitz
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done; a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend; the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen; and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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Kotlowitz, Alex
Dewey number
364.150835/0977311
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HQ799.2.V56
LC item number
K6 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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  • Books on compact disc, Unabridged
  • Youth and violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • African American youth
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984841179
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984841179
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8291
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1078639600
  • (OCoLC)1078639600
  • 995793
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984841179
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984841179
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA8291
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1078639600
  • (OCoLC)1078639600
  • 995793
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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