Our Towns by Deborah Fallows audiobook

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

By James Fallows  and  Deborah Fallows
Read by James Fallows  and Deborah Fallows

Random House Audio
15.72 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780525639176

***NATIONAL BEST SELLER*** 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 itis 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.

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***NATIONAL BEST SELLER*** 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 itis 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Fallowses…are excellent chroniclers of interesting places and the people who make small towns tick. While not professional narrators, the Fallowses’ reading of their audiobook does give it a kind of ‘small-town’ feel. Our Towns is an engaging listen about parts of the US that are often overlooked.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Deborah Fallows

Author Bio: Deborah Fallows

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Author Bio: James Fallows

Author Bio: James Fallows

James Fallows has been a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly for more than thirty years. The author of ten previous books, his work has also appeared in Slate, the New York Times Magazine, New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker, among other publications. Honors he has received include a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award. He is a former editor of US.News & World Report and for two years was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter. Deborah Fallows is the author of Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Language, and Love.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 15.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English