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

Zoellner, Tom. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780670023202 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0670023205 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 276 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, c2011.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction E 901.1 .G54 Z64 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction E 901.1 G54 Z64 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection E 901.1 .G54 Z64 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 328.73/Zoellner (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 328.73 Zoellner (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks E 901.1 .G54 Z64 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 328.7309 ZOE (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 328.73 Z (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 328.7309 Giffords (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276)
Contents Note: The Safeway -- Reinvention -- The countryside -- Selling the village -- Citizenship -- The influencing machine -- It all plays in -- "I am Arizona" -- Immigrants, guns, and fear -- The men from nowhere -- A better place.
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 auhtor, 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.

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