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Hedrick Smith is a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, and Emmy Award-winning producer. His books "The Russians" and "The Power Game "were critically acclaimed bestsellers and are widely used in college courses today. As a reporter at "The""New York Times, "Smith shared a Pulitzer for the "Pentagon Papers "series and won a Pulitzer for his international reporting from Russia in 1971-1974. Smith's prime-time specials for PBS have won several awards for examining systemic problems in modern America and offering insightful, prescriptive solutions.
"[A] sweeping, authoritative examination of the last four decades of the American economic experience."--The Huffington Post "Some fine work has been done in explaining the mess we're in. . . . But no book goes to the headwaters with the precision, detail and accessibility of Smith.""--The Seattle Times" "Sweeping in scope . . . [Smith] posits some steps that could alleviate the problems of the United States.""--USA Today"" " "Brilliant . . . [a] remarkably comprehensive and coherent analysis of and prescriptions for America's contemporary economic malaise."--"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review) "Smith enlivens his narrative with portraits of the people caught up in events, humanizing complex subjects often rendered sterile in economic analysis. . . . The human face of the story is inseparable from the history."--Reuters