Books by James Fallows

James Fallows is The Atlantic Monthly's National Correspondent, and has worked for the magazine for more than twenty years. His previous books include Breaking the news: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, Looking at the Sun, More Like Us and Nati


Released: May 8, 2018

"A well-reported, optimistic portrait of America's future."
An illuminating trip through "parts of the country generally missed by the media spotlight." Read full book review >
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Released: May 15, 2012

"An enjoyable, important update on an enigmatic economic giant."
In this natural follow-up to Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports fromChina (2008), Atlantic correspondent Fallows analyzes the problems and promises of China's economic development through an examination of the efforts to create a world-class aerospace industry. Read full book review >
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Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Neither alarmist nor apologist, one of the clearest and most enjoyable accounts of China currently available."
Dispatches from Atlantic Monthly national correspondent Fallows (Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq, 2006, etc.) capture with clarity and humor the present and future of the country that could be the next world superpower. Read full book review >
LOOKING AT THE SUN by James Fallows
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Released: April 18, 1994

"An astute observer's provocative response to what he deems the large-scale economic challenges posed by Asia to the West. (Author tour)"
While capitalism may have bested communism in the Cold War, Fallows (More Like Us, 1989; National Defense, 1981, which won the American Book Award) fears that the West does not realize that the world's balance of economic power is shifting from the North Atlantic to the Pacific Basin and, further, that Asian economic success is based on a system of free enterprise that diverges in crucial ways from that of the West. Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 1989

Fallows—former Carter speechwriter, author of National Defense (1981), correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and National Public Radio—offers his prescription for solving America's economic doldrums. Read full book review >