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Jim and Deb Fallows spent 5 years travelling in the small propeller plane to small towns across America, including Eastport, Maine. In their new book, they share stories of civic and economic reinvention taking place in parts of the country we often don’t hear much about.
- Deborah Fallows – linguist and writer who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics and is the author of two previous books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media and Georgetown University.
- James (Jim) Fallows - has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than 35 years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe and across the United States. He is the author of eleven previous books. His work has also appeared in many other magazines and as public radio commentaries since the 1980s. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter.
"In just about every town we heard, whether tiny town or small city: "Our town is just about the right size - big enough that a lot is going on, but small enough that I can make an impact." @FallowsDeb about #SmallTowns book @JamesFallows
— Maine Calling (@mainecalling) July 16, 2018
- The Fallows Take Us On A Journey Through America
- ‘Our Towns’: How small cities aren’t just surviving, but thriving
- The Tragedy of the American Military, following the Atlantic magazine cover story
- The ongoing saga of Eastport, Maine
- Not all forgotten American cities are struggling
- James and Deborah Fallows explore "what the hell is happening in America."
- If you want to know what's going on in a town, you should first visit the public library
- This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans by James Fallows