Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America / James Fallows and Deborah Fallows.
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- ISBN: 9781101871843
- ISBN: 1101871849
- Physical Description: x, 413 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 
- Copyright: ©2018
Contents / Notes
|General Note:|| Includes map on inside front cover and illustration on inside back cover.
|Contents:|| 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 unique, revelatory portrait of small-town America: the activities, changes, and events that shape this mostly unseen part of our national landscape, and the issues and concerns that matter to the ordinary Americans who make these towns their home. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-prop airplane, visiting small cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs, seeking to take the pulse and discern the outlook of an America that is unreported and unobserved by the national media. Attending town meetings, breakfasts at local coffee shops, and events at local libraries, they have listened to the challenges and problems that define American lives today. Our Towns is the story of their journey--an account of their visits to twenty-one cities and towns: the individuals they met, the stories they heard, and their portrait of the many different faces of the American future"-- Provided by publisher.
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