Amy Goldstein tells the story of what happens to the people of this small, proud Wisconsin city when it loses the nation's oldest operating General Motors assmebly plant in the midst of the Great Recession. Though one expects a simple tale of job loss and decline, it really is the story of what happens next as workers and community struggle to reinvent themselves.
Janesville: An American Story was named as teh 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, a New York Time Notable Book, and on of National Public Radio's Best Books of the year. Barack Obama picked it as one of his top 10 boooks of 2017.
Ms. Goldstein's presentation is the inaugural offering in the new lecture series at the Olds Museum dedicated to exploring historical and contemporary topics examining the auto industry, auto pioneers, auto workers and auto communities.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will take place immediately after the lecture. Lansing's Everybody Reads Bookstore is handling the book table for this event.
March 26, 2018
Location: 240 Museum Dr., R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, MI
Phone: (517) 372-0529
Time: 7:00 PM