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James Fallows

JAMES FALLOWS has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than thirty-five 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.

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Getting Things Done
Written by David Allen, Foreword by James Fallows
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 2015
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312656-0 (0-14-312656-3)

"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack

"A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"Fast Company

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate... Read more

Blind Into Baghdad
Written by James Fallows
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$13.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27796-1 (0-307-27796-8)

In the autumn of 2002, Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions, Fallows went on to write some of the most acclaimed, award-winning journalism on the planning and execution of... Read more

Breaking The News
Written by James Fallows
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75856-3 (0-679-75856-9)

Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and foreign policy as exercises in political gamesmanship. These are just a few of the... Read more

China Airborne
Written by James Fallows
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3127-6 (1-4000-3127-3)

From one of our most influential journalists, here is a timely, vital, and illuminating account of the next stage of China’s modernization—its plan to rival America as the world’s leading aerospace power and to bring itself from its low-wage past to a high-tech future.

In 2011, China announced its twelfth Five-Year Plan...

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Looking at the Sun
Written by James Fallows
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1995
$23.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76162-4 (0-679-76162-4)

In a timely, even prophetic, portrait of Asia's rise and the magnitude of its challenge to the West, Fallows demolishes the myth that Japan is a capitalist country built on the Western model. He demonstrates instead how Japan's economic system treats business as an instrument of national interest while casting aside... Read more

Our Towns
Written by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
Pantheon | Hardcover | May 2018
$28.95/38.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-87184-3 (1-101-87184-9)


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... Read more

Postcards from Tomorrow Square
Written by James Fallows
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2008
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45624-3 (0-307-45624-2)

“Americans need not be hostile toward China's rise, but they should be wary about its eventual effects. The United States is the only nation with the scale and power to try to set the terms of its interaction with China rather than just succumb. So starting now, Americans need to consider... Read more