Supplemental Materials


These materials were selected to help readers further explore
the 2011-2013 theme and books.

We will be updating these offerings throughout the year.
Please share suggestions for additional resources at booksoftheyear@uaa.alaska.edu.


 
Click HERE for Supplemental Materials for
The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler

Click HERE for Supplemental Materials for
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis


 

The Working Poor: Invisible in America
By David Shipler

 Materials are organized in the following categories:
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-Chapter Summaries with Discussion Questions-
-Publisher's Website-
-Videos-


Chapter Summaries and Discussion Questions
for
The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler

Chapter 1: Money and Its Opposite
Chapter 2: Work Doesn't Work
Chapter 3: Importing the Third World
Chapter 4: Harvest of Shame
Chapter 5: The Daunting Workplace
Chapter 6: Sins of the Fathers
Chapter 7: Kinship
Chapter 8: Body and Mind
Chapter 9: Dreams
Chapter 10: Work Works
Chapter 11: Skill and Will

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Publisher's Website

Click HERE to visit the Random House website. Resources include short video clips of David Shipler speaking about the book, and a book excerpt and author interview. 


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Videos

Click HERE for the video and transcript of David Shipler's interview with Ray Suarez on PBS Newshour. The interview is called "Conversation: The Working Poor." Running time: 55 minutes.

Click HERE for the video of David Shipler's lecture at The Dartmouth Centers Forum at Dartmouth College. Running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Click HERE for the video of David Shipler's lecture at Case Western University. Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
By Michael Lewis


Materials are organized in the following categories:
(click on categories to jump to materials)

Publisher's Website
Videos
Radio


Publisher's Website

Click HERE visit the W.W. Norton & Company website. Resources book excerpts, author interviews, and related articles.

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Videos

CBS 60 Minutes
-- "Inside the Collapse." Click HERE to watch Part 1 of a 2-part story featuring Michael Lewis explaining the financial crisis. Running time 16 minutes.

-- "Inside the Collapse." Click HERE to watch Part 2 of a 2-part story featuring Michael Lewis  explaining the financial crisis. Running time: 8 minutes. 

PBS Charlie Rose
Click HEREto watch Michael Lewis's interview with Charlie Rose. Running time: 52 minutes.

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Radio

National Public Radio / Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Click HERE to listen to Terry Gross interviewing Michael Lewis on March 16, 2010.