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Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America
Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America
Fallows, James M.2018
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"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"--"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"--
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Imprint:
New York : Pantheon Books, 2018.
Collation:
x, 413 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents:
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 Bernardino, 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.
ISBN:
9781101871843
Dewey class:
306.0973
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressHistory306.0973 FALIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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