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Author Reding, Nick.
Title Methland : the death and life of an American small town / Nick Reding.
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition First U.S. edition.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HV5831.I8 R43 2009 c.2  AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HV5831.I8 R43 2009 c.2  AVAILABLE  
Subject Methamphetamine abuse -- Iowa -- Oelwein.
Methamphetamine -- Iowa -- Oelwein.
Description x, 255 pages ; 25 cm
Edition First U.S. edition.
Summary The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic of the 1980s as it sweeps the American heartland--a moving, very human account of one community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Crystal meth is widely considered the world's most dangerous drug, but especially so in the small towns of the American heartland. Journalist Reding tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), which, like thousands of other small towns, has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy, and an out-migration of people. As if this weren't enough, an incredibly cheap, longlasting, and highly addictive drug has rolled into town. Over a period of four years, journalist Nick Reding brings us into the heart of Oelwein, tracing the connections between the lives touched by the drug and the global forces that set the stage for the epidemic.--From publisher description.
Contents Kant's lament -- The most American drug -- The inland empire -- Family -- The Do Drop Inn -- Mirror imaging -- The cop shop -- Waterloo -- The inland empire, part two -- Las flores -- Algona -- El Paso -- Disconnected states -- Kant's redemption -- Independence.
ISBN 9781596916500 (hardcover)
1596916508 (hardcover)
OCLC # 263147011
Table of Contents
 Prologue: Home1
Pt. 12005 
1Kant's Lament21
2The Most American Drug40
3The Inland Empire58
4Family73
5The Do Drop Inn90
Pt. 22006 
6Mirror Imaging107
7The Cop Shop120
8Waterloo137
9The Inland Empire, Part Two150
10Las Flores167
Pt. 32007 
11Algona183
12El Paso192
13Disconnected States206
14Kant's Redemption215
15Independence228
 Epilogue: Home Again236
 Acknowledgments247
 A Note on Sources251