This image released by Little, Brown and Company shows Beth Macy, author of "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town." (AP Photo/Little, Brown and Company, David Hungate)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn’t necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.

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