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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

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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.

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Titles At Your Library

Global Squeeze: The Coming Crisis for First-World Nations
ISBN: 0809229757

Contemporary Books. 1999

The current financial crisis in Asia and South America demonstrates a major impact of globalization. Prize-winning reporter Longworth's timely study is now available in paperback.

Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism
ISBN: 1596915900

Bloomsbury USA. 2009

The Midwest has always been the heart of America-both its economic bellwether and the repository of its national identity. Now, in a new, globalized age, the Midwest is challenged as never before. With an influx of immigrant workers and an outpouring of manufacturing jobs, the region that defines the American self-the Lake Wobegon image of solid, hardworking farmers and factory hands-is changing at breakneck speed. As factory farms and global forces displace old ways of life, the United States is being transformed literally from the inside out.
In Caught in the Middle, longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Richard C. Longworth explores the new reality of life in today's heartland and reveals what these changes mean for the region-and the country. Ranging 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 migrants to the Iowa meatpacking town that can't survive without them, Longworth addresses what's right and what's wrong in the region, and offers a prescription for how it must change-politically as well as economically-if it is to survive and prosper.

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