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Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America / James Fallows and Deborah Fallows.

Fallows, James M., (author.). Fallows, Deborah, (author.).

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General Note:
Includes map on inside front cover and illustration on inside back cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: 2017: A last trip west -- 2013. Sioux Falls, South Dakota ; Rapid City, South Dakota ; Holland, Michigan ; Burlington, Vermont ; Eastport, Maine -- 2014. Greenville, South Carolina ; St Marys, Georgia ; Columbus, Mississippi ; Caddo Lake, Louisiana-Texas ; In the air ; Columbus, Ohio ; Louisville, Kentucky ; Allentown, Pennsylvania ; In the air ; Duluth, Minnesota ; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Charleston, West Virginia -- 2015. In the air ; Guymon, Oklahoma ; Ajo, Arizona ; San Bernardina, California ; Riverside, California ; Redlands, California ; Fresno, California ; Winters, California ; Bend, Oregon ; Redmond and Prineville, Oregon ; Chester, Montana ; The American Prairie Reserve, Montana -- 2016. Dodge City, Kansas ; Garden City and Spearville, Kansas ; Erie, Pennsylvania -- What we saw and what we learned -- 10 1/2 signs of civic success.
Summary, etc.:
"A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems--from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge--but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey--and an account of a country busy remaking itself."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Fallows, James M. > Travel > United States.
Fallows, Deborah > Travel > United States.
Public opinion > United States.
Social surveys > United States.
United States > Social conditions > Public opinion.
United States > Politics and government > Public opinion.
United States > Social conditions > Public opinion.
Genre: Travel writing.

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