Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class MetropolisAward winning journalist Sam Anderson s long awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny n nOklahoma City was born from chaos It was founded in a bizarre but momentous Land Run in 1889, when thousands of people l

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Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in American A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis n n nSpacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an e

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The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era

The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New EraAmerica s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present It s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources solar, wind, and other alternatives t

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The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the WorldAt a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today a bracing, optimistic vision of America s future from one of our most experienced and original political min

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American CitiesA direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in

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The Image of the City

The Image of the CityThe classic work on the evaluation of city form n nWhat does the city s form actually mean to the people who live there What can the city planner do to make the city s image vivid and memorable to the city dweller To answer these questions, Mr Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Bosto

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