Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

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Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.33 X 8.02 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812981360

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About the Author
Anthony Flint is the director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think-tank on land and development issues located in Cambridge, MA, and was a reporter at The Boston Globe for sixteen years. He is the author of This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America. He lives in Boston.
Reviews
"The Jacobs/Moses war was educational, a living curriculum now encapsulated in Flint's excellent study."--The New York Review of Books

"[A] winning account . . . dramatically described . . . [Anthony] Flint looks at a seminal struggle of twentieth-century city planning, one that involved two giants with utterly differing views of how cities should look and develop."--The Boston Globe

"[This book] shows how these mythic characters shaped each other's work and reputations. . . . If there's such a thing as beach reading for the urban studies set, it's Wrestling with Moses."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Lively and informative . . . Wrestling with Moses is about those who fought back against the power broker and in so doing helped set the stage for the city's revitalization."--The Wall Street Journal

"Well told . . . one of America's greatest David and Goliath stories."--The Hartford Courant