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Crack Cocaine and the "Quest for the American Dream"

William Adler is author of, Land of Opportunity: One Family's Quest For The American Dream In The Age of Crack. It tells the story of the Chambers brothers, who moved to Detroit from Mississippi in the mid-80's in search of economic freedom. They found it by setting up the biggest drug business in the city -- complete with quality control, discounts, employee bonuses and a dress code.


Other segments from the episode on May 3, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 3, 1995: Interview with John Sacret Young; Interview with William Adler; Review of Joan Osborne's album "Relish."


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