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Better Together

Restoring the American Community

The author of the bestseller Bowling Alone and a colleague offer readers inspirational tales about the successful building of social capital.

Author: Robert Putman and Lewis Feldstein
Year of Publishing: 2003
Number of Pages: 318

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  1. Linda Hughes (verified owner)

    This book was amazing. My husband and I both read it and then we talked about it for hours. The author spotlights several organizations (businesses, a church, several non profits) who have done something innovative that make a significant positive change. They were all very inspiring and makes me want to get out there and do something myself.

  2. Vivian Zagar (verified owner)

    A feel good grass roots book about community coming together.

  3. Thegarty (verified owner)

    In these times it is easy to despair about the state of divide, but this book served as inspiration that communites ARE connecting to overcome issues.

  4. Karen Tolley (verified owner)

    This book shows what a difference creative ideas and co=operative effort can make to a community. About a dozen different projects from around the country are explained and the feelings of connection and increased community strength achieved are inspiring.

  5. Eduardo Sanabria (verified owner)

    Amazing read

  6. dmtague (verified owner)

    This book is a great introduction into the many ways one can build social capital – or really build community to support the community. The chapters can be stand alone if there is a particular interest in various communities or ways in which individuals and groups came together to support one another. I would be very curious as to Putnam and Feldstein’s views on the internets ability to build community since publication in 2003, and Craigslist was the eminent platform for organizing based on community/location

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