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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fallows, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fallows, James M.
  • Fallows, Deborah
  • Public opinion
  • Social surveys
  • United States
  • United States
  • Fallows, James M
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • United States
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion
  • Social surveys
  • Travel
  • United States
  • Reisebericht
  • TRAVEL / United States / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
Label
Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America, James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
Instantiates
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
1015269815
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
Other control number
40028178217
Other physical details
illustrations
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
1015269815
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
Other control number
40028178217
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015269815

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