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The Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities (New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities) Hardcover – April, 1990

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For those considering a move to somewhere more livable, this is a useful survey that rates 219 small cities on 10 livability factors. These include health care, housing, public safety, transportation and more nebulous measures of proximity to an urban ambiance, sophistication and availability of diversions. There is also a table of each city's overall quality of life, and a final section giving a summary report card on each city, weighing its relative strengths and weaknesses. This is a companion volume to the Rating Guide to Life in America's Fifty States. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Series: New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities
  • Hardcover: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879755997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879755997
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,743,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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G. Scott Thomas has been a journalist for 35 years, specializing in coverage of politics, demographics, sports, business, and education. Five of his nine books have focused on presidential politics: "The Pursuit of the White House" (1987), "The United States of Suburbia" (1998), "Advice from the Presidents" (2008), "A New World to Be Won" (2011), and "Counting the Votes" (2015). Thomas edits a website devoted to the history of presidential elections at He holds a B.A. in American history from Washington and Lee University, and currently lives in Tonawanda, N.Y., with his wife and daughter.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1997
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I found this to be an incredibly thorough exposition of life in small cities across the country. Statistics are logically arranged and easy to understand. The accompanying text clearly points the way to the best small cities in America. This is an excellent guide for anyone (like myself) who is looking to escape the metropolitan rat race. Highly, highly recommended
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