Neighbors

Author: Florence Hayden Towne
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267820047
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Excerpt from Neighbors: Stories of Neighborhood House Work in a Great City We warmly commend this volume to all who are concerned about the underprivileged, and who be lieve that a fence at the edge of the abyss is better than an ambulance at the foot. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Once In A Great City

Author: David Maraniss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476748403
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“A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963. Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first Ford; Henry Ford II; Motown’s founder Berry Gordy; the Reverend C.L. Franklin and his daughter, the incredible Aretha; Governor George Romney, Mormon and Civil Rights advocate; car salesman Lee Iacocca; Police Commissioner George Edwards; Martin Luther King. The time was full of promise. The auto industry was selling more cars than ever before. Yet the shadows of collapse were evident even then. “Elegiac and richly detailed” (The New York Times), in Once in a Great City David Maraniss shows that before the devastating riot, before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight; before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities and competition from abroad to explain Detroit’s collapse, one could see the signs of a city’s ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world economy and by the transfer of American prosperity to the information and service industries. In 1963, as Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America’s path to prosperity and jazz that was already past history. “Maraniss has written a book about the fall of Detroit, and done it, ingeniously, by writing about Detroit at its height….An encyclopedic account of Detroit in the early sixties, a kind of hymn to what really was a great city” (The New Yorker).

Obvious Adams

Author: Robert Rawls Updegraff
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The Problems Of A Great City Classic Reprint

Author: Arnold White
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483075207
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Excerpt from The Problems of a Great City The volume has a character of its own which renders it equally attractive to readers of all ages. No better work of the kind has ever been published very few have been published which are half so good. The volume, it should be added, is beautifully printed, prettily bound, and of manageable size. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Great Cities Of The Ancient World Classic Reprint

Author: Hazel Shepard
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780428358686
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The Great Cities of the Ancient World details the world's great cities as they were at the peak of the powers, giving us a fascinating insight into broad sections of history and geography. The Great Cities of the Ancient World follows a logical approach in the presentation of its material. The most powerful ancient nation-states, including Italy, Asia-Minor, Greece, Egypt, Persia, Syria, and others, are profiled in depth and examined on the basis of the great cities within each. The section on Italy thus contains sections on Rome, Ostia, Capua, and more. Shepard's text highlights the geographic, cultural, economic, and social significance of each location discussed. The most significant ancient cities, such as Athens, Damascus, Memphis, and Jerusalem, are afforded the greatest amount of consideration. The author has managed to achieve the rare balance of both entertaining and educating. The Great Cities of the Ancient World is recommended to anybody interested in learning more about the subject matter. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a student, or simply somebody with a cursory interest in the ancient world, there is surely material in this work that will satisfy your interests. This book is highly recommended. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Great Cities In America

Author: Delos F. Wilcox
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528180382
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Excerpt from Great Cities in America: Their Problems and Their Government It is a matter of regret that the limitations of spacc/l have compelled the author, in this revised work, to confine the discussion to six cities only, - Washington, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Boston. If the method of treatment here adopted should prove acceptable to the public, it may be that at some future time the story will be extended to include Cleveland, Los Angeles, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Denver, Milwaukee, and other Cities of the second) class in which history is now being made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Party Politics In Great Cities Classic Reprint

Author: Philip Cresson Garrett
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781527866911
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Excerpt from Party Politics in Great Cities I chanced, a couple of years ago, to be stopping at the quaint little Peacock Inn at Rowsley, near Chatsworth, England, when an English clergyman began descanting on the comparative health of cities, and maintained that London was the healthiest city of the world, giving her death-rate. I ventured to question' the accuracy of his statement, saying I had been under the impression that my native city was healthier. Pray, what city may that be? Said he. Philadelphia, America, I answered. Oh, he replied, I should hardly have thought of including that. Philadelphia, you know, is outside the world in the estimation of the most of Englishmen, because it is not in Europe, nor in any of the English dependencies. And yet it has now near a million inhabitants, and is larger, nearly double the size of any town in Great Britain, except the metropolis. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.