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Our towns a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America

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New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.
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Unabridged.
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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.
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English
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9780525639183

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Downloadable audio file.
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Read by the authors.
Description
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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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
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System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fallows, J., & Fallows, D. (20182018). Our towns: a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] RBdigital.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fallows, James and Deborah. Fallows. 20182018. Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey Into the Heart of America. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] RBdigital.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fallows, James and Deborah. Fallows, Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey Into the Heart of America. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 20182018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fallows, James., and Deborah Fallows. Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey Into the Heart of America. Unabridged. New York : [Prince Frederick, Md.]: Books on Tape ; [Distributed by] RBdigital, 20182018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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