Country of exiles: the destruction of place in American life

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Pantheon Books, Apr 12, 1999 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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The author of True Love and Perfect Union and Land of Desire analyzes two contradictory patterns of behavior--a willingness to pull up stakes and the determination to put down roots--and their influence on American history, social and cultural institutions, and the economy. 20,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Hubert - Goodreads

Not the type of book that you would typically learn a lot from, but has good information and tidbits related to displacement issues within America. Read full review

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User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

This book was about the decline of our attachment to place. Americans more and more have no sense of home. The author sees this as a bad thing - and I suppose it generally is. He blames intermodalism ... Read full review


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William Leach lives in Carmel, New York.

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