Sunday, August 12, 2012

STEELE CREDITS TIMES' TRAINING

For James B. Steele, appearing at the Kansas City Central Library this week, to talk about his book, The Betrayal of the American Dream, it's a return to his roots.

Writes Steele:

"I’m very much looking forward to being back in Kansas City. I’ve kept in touch with friends from the Kansas City area since my days at The Times and consider the training I received at The Times and the friendships I made these to be among the most formative influences of my life."

Twenty years ago James B. Steele co-authored America: What Went Wrong, which argued that the middle class was shrinking, guaranteed pensions would become a thing of the past, and millions would be without health insurance. His new book asserts that “We grossly underestimated how fast the economic ruling class would pull the rug out from under everyone else.”

Steele and his writing partner Donald Bartlett are the only reporting team ever to have received two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Magazine Awards.

Steele will be speaking at the Central Library 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, MO, at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 15. No admission charge, but see www.kclibrary.org to make reservations.

For more about this remarkable writing team, check them out at www.barlettandsteele.com.

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