James Fallows

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.

Books by Friends

One about Berkeley, two about China, one more on the art and science of "information farming," and all worth checking out

The Steve Jobs of Beer

Ambition made Jim Koch, the head of Sam Adams, a billionaire. It also opened America to a craft-beer renaissance.

2 Good Books About Politics

How do we end up with the kinds of people whose names we see on the ballot? Two brisk, fast-reading books on two very different U.S. senators offer clues.

All Aboard for the California High-Speed Rail Chronicles!

In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.

Vic Braden

The man who taught America tennis during the boom era of the sport