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Synopsis: In this analysis, the President of the Children's Defense Fund describes the disintegrating state of the family over a generation, dispels common assumptions, and sets a bold agenda to strengthen families and protect children.
A graphic and eloquent documentation of how the hopes and accomplishments of the 60s were undermined by the inflation of the 70s, and today are virtually destroyed as a seemingly indifferent society tolerates a growing class of permanently impoverished families.
This is a small, readable book with a large, urgent message--one that needs and deserves all the readers and attention it can get.--Marilyn Gardner "Christian Science Monitor "
A leading advocate for young people...Edelman has ensured that even though the young cannot vote or make campaign contributions, they are not ignored in Washington...Senator Edward Kennedy described Edelman as the '101st Senator on children's issues...She has real power in Congress and uses it brilliantly.'--Nancy Traver "Time "
This book constitutes the most thorough and powerful presentation on behalf of poor children that I have ever read. It has the substance and rationale to awaken the national consciousness and should become a powerful influence on the thinking of Americans and their political leaders.--Harold Howe II
A book that radiates passionate concern for the millions of children who have been shunted aside in the current prosperity and whose plight has only lately begun to receive political and journalistic attention...Families in Peril is a powerful and necessary document.--Jonathan Yardley "Washington Post "
Title: Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social ...
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3008144321
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 1987. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0674292286-2-4
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr 1987-02-01, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0674292286-3
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0674292286
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Edition hardback is in very good condition with one lightly bumped corner, light wear. Dust jacket is also very good with light wear on corners & top/bottom of spine, 2 tiny tears. Comprehensive analysis of problems facing black/white American families. Seller Inventory # 4456
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 1987. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0674292286_4
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1987. Octavo, gray title, red spine, VG/VG, light wear, inscribed by author. Shelved Rockville Bookstore. Seller Inventory # 7-10-1086876
Book Description Harvard University Press, nd (1987), c1987, 1987. 1st Edition, cloth, fine w/very slightly chipped dj, 127 pp w/index & notes, tall 8vo, 'The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures, 1986'. Seller Inventory # 23135
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Seller Inventory # mon0000067633
Book Description Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Third Printing. An incisive analysis of the state of the family in America by the President of the Children's Defense Fund, charting what is happening to them, exposing myths and clearing misunderstandings, and setting forth policy changes and goals aimed to strengthen families and protect children. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains tables, notes, indexed, 127pp., d.j. shows light edgewear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 00013931