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James Fallows


Research Corporation for Science Advancement

James Fallows is a longtime correspondent for The Atlantic magazine. He has reported for The Atlantic from around the world since the late 1970s, including extended assignments in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and within in Texas, Washington state and California. He has written 12 books and won the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award and a documentary Emmy. He has done regular public radio commentaries since the 1980s.

James Fallows grew up in Redlands, California, and studied American history as an undergraduate and economics as a graduate student. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter's chief White House speechwriter.

For the past several years he and his wife, the writer Deborah Fallows, have been traveling through smaller-town America and reporting on innovation of all sorts. Their national best-selling book on the project, "Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America," was published in 2018. HBO is now making a documentary based on the book.

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Scheduled events:
A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
This award winning couple, both authors, journalists, and world travelers, discover Small Town America with all its many surprises and eye-opening opportunities during their 100,000-mile journey. They are eager to share their experience with you.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Deborah Fallows, James Fallows
Moderator: Mark Woodhams
The Heart of America
In their 100,000-mile journey across America, Deborah and James Fallows explored the richness of small-town America. Some have started over. All have unique qualities not immediately seen by first-time visitors. The Fallows will be joined by Terrance Moore, an award-winning premier photographer whose new collection features historic Route 66.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Deborah Fallows, James Fallows, Terrence Moore
Moderator: Peter Corbett

Book:
Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America
Travel
Vintage
May 2018
ISBN 9780525432449
432 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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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. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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