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A Safeway in Arizona [Audiobook]

A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us about the Grand Canyon State and Life in America [Audiobook] by Tom Zoellner
English | December 29, 2011 | ASIN: B006R1TKDY, ISBN: 1455130397, 1455130400 | [email protected] kbps | 10 hrs 8 mins | 279 MB
Narrator: William Hughes | Genre: Nonfiction/True Crime/Sociology

A riveting 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 US representative Gabrielle Giffords. The incident left six people dead and thirteen injured, including Giffords, whom he shot in the head.

Award-winning author and fifth-generation Arizonan Tom Zoellner, a longtime friend of Giffords' 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: 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.

Zoellner 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.

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