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The Resource The great great wall : along the borders of history from China to Mexico, Ian Volner

The great great wall : along the borders of history from China to Mexico, Ian Volner

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The great great wall : along the borders of history from China to Mexico
Title
The great great wall
Title remainder
along the borders of history from China to Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Ian Volner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, the wall is the 2,000-mile, multi billion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In 'The Great Great Wall', architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a deep dive into the story of Trump's wall. Volner follows the conception, selling, design, and construction (or lack thereof) of this expensive and consequential barrier, giving readers a detailed look at what's happening in Washington, DC, and along the border. He also travels far afield, to China, the Middle East, Northern England, and back to our border to examine the barriers we've been building for centuries. Why do we build walls? What do they reveal about human history? 'The Great Great Wall' is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on an incredibly contentious and newsworthy topic
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DLC
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Volner, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World politics
  • Geopolitics
  • Walls
  • Boundaries
  • Border security
Target audience
adult
Label
The great great wall : along the borders of history from China to Mexico, Ian Volner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781419732829
Lccn
2018936293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3534602
  • 1955201
  • 454109
Label
The great great wall : along the borders of history from China to Mexico, Ian Volner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781419732829
Lccn
2018936293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3534602
  • 1955201
  • 454109

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