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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard C. Longworth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Iowa


-- Website -- http://www.richardclongworth.com/
-- Richard C. Longworth on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=richard+c.+longworth


Illinois Connection

Richard Longworth is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former Distinguished Visiting Scholar at DePaul University. He graduated from Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Longworth joined the Chicago Council in 2003 as executive director of its Global Chicago Center after a career in journalism, most recently as senior correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Tribune and United Press International and was the Tribune's Chief European Correspondent. He has reported from 80 countries on five continents.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Caught in the middle :
ISBN: 9781596918474. OCLC Number: 608407104

Bloomsbury ;. .

Richard Longworth explores the new realities of life in America's heartland, uncovering what these changes mean for the region and the country. In the process, he covers everything from the manufacturing collapse that has crippled the Midwest to the biofuels revolution that may save it, and from the school districts struggling with new immigrants to the Iowa meatpacking towns that can't survive without them. The results, which are often surprising, add up to a portrait of a vast and influential segment of America's economy and culture that goes almost entirely ignored in the national media--Jacket.

Caught in the middle :
ISBN: 1596915900. OCLC Number: 154782350

Bloomsbury ;. .

"Richard Longworth explores the new realities of life in America's heartland, uncovering what these changes mean for the region and the country. In the process, he covers everything from the manufacturing collapse that has crippled the Midwest to the biofuels revolution that may save it, and from the school districts struggling with new immigrants to the Iowa meatpacking towns that can't survive without them. The results, which are often surprising, add up to a portrait of a vast and influential segment of America's economy and culture that goes almost entirely ignored in the national media"--Jacket.

Global squeeze :
ISBN: 0809229757. OCLC Number: 37966373

Contemporary Books,. .

"In this new look at the emerging global economic village, Richard C. Longworth reveals how the globalization of money, trade, and investment is wrenching not only the Third World but the First-World societies that the United States, Japan, and Western Europe so carefully crafted in the decades following World War II." "Longworth explains how global markets work. More important, he goes beyond economics and beyond the Beltway to examine globalization's impact on the people who must live with it. He describes the very different ways each First-World society is coping with globalization - or succumbing to it. Finally, he stresses that, like any economic system, globalization can - and should - be controlled by free people and their governments acting alone or in concert."--Jacket.

Additional Title Information

Global Squeeze: The Coming Crisis for First-World Nations

, Contemporary Books, 1999

Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism

, Bloomsbury, 2009


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