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Michael F Moran Speaker Series: Edward McClelland

Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland

January 24th, 5:00pm
Edward McClelland, Author, Nothin; but Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hope of America’s Industrial Heartland
Location: Carnegie Library-Homestead

Edward McClelland, the author of Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President and Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland, was in Pittsburgh on Friday, January 24, 2014, 5pm, at the Homestead Library, to discuss issues surrounding the disappearing middle class. The latter book was inspired by the tearing down of a Fisher Body plant across from his Flint, Michigan high school. He also held a question and answer session and was available for a book signing reception before and after his talk. After getting his start in journalism at the Lansing State Journal, McClelland has worked as a staff writer for the Chicago Reader. His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Salon, Slate, and The Nation.