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

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

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Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America
Title
Our towns
Title remainder
a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America
Statement of responsibility
James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
A portrait of the civil and economic renewal currently underway in American towns and under the radar of the media draws on the authors' visits with the nation's civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants and young entrepreneurs, who are observing and understanding the beginnings of important transitional dynamics and opportunities
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10658005
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Fallows, James M
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.P8
LC item number
F35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Fallows, Deborah
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True
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  • Fallows, James M.
  • Fallows, Deborah
  • Public opinion
  • Social surveys
  • United States
  • United States
  • TRAVEL / United States / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
Target audience
adult
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a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America
Label
Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America, James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
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Publication
Note
Includes map on inside front cover and illustration on inside back cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
on1015269815
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 413 pages
Isbn
9781101871843
Lccn
2017052007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015269815
Label
Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America, James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
Publication
Note
Includes map on inside front cover and illustration on inside back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1015269815
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 413 pages
Isbn
9781101871843
Lccn
2017052007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015269815

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