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George Packer
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George Packer

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George Packer is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a former staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline, which was a New York Times bestseller and won a National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include TheAssassins’ Gate: America in Iraq,and Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and two novels, The Half Man and Central Square. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine,Mother Jones, Harper’s, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Books by George Packer

Last Best Hope

A short, sharp nonfiction modern classic on the political and societal state of America - how America got into this mess, and how it might get out of it - by one of the world's greatest nonfiction writers

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Our Man

From one of America’s greatest non-fiction writers, an epic saga of the rise and fall of American power, from Vietnam to Afghanistan, told through the life of one man.

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The Unwinding

George Packer's 2013 masterful portrait of a superpower coming apart at the seams - the book that gave voice and perspective to the discontent that would enfranchise Donald Trump

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