This book should be read by everyone that lives and loves the Midwest.
The Midwest - particularly the rural Midwest has provided a significant part of the historical underpinnings of the US and the US Economy.
Even if its explanations and many of its proposed solutions are ultimately unpersuasive, it is a book that will get you thinking.
When I drove to the Midwest after a lifetime on the east coast, I was shocked (if not horrified) by the vast stretches of nothingness, or even worse, decay, along the route to my... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Evelyn Feldschuh
A colleague of mine recommended this book as a good way to understand the Midwest. It was excellent advice. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Richards
This book should be read by everyone that lives and loves the Midwest. This is as blueprint to rebuild America's Heartland.Published 20 months ago by William Schmoekel
Longworth, a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent, turned his eye on his native Midwest to assess why the Rust Belt is so rusty and why the farm towns are losing people at... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Benjamin Recchie
Agree with most of the concepts - middle america is being squeezed by the changes of immigration, automation, and open markets, but the book could be half as big and tell the story... Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Joe Boyce
I was saying to a friend that the trouble with this new millennium is that there is simply not the need for as many workers as we have needed in the past. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Lori Clark
I loved this book so much I read it twice. I have lived in the midwest and can clearly see how its fortunes and America's are so much more closely linked than many coastal pundits... Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I felt divided in reading this book.
Longworth does have a fairly in-depth understanding of the Midwest. Read more