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Eyes on the street : the life of Jane Jacobs
Eyes on the street : the life of Jane Jacobs
Kanigel, Robert2016
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Summary: "Chronicles the life of a noted activist who wrote seven groundbreaking books, including her most famous, The Death and Life of Great American Cities; saved neighborhoods; stopped expressways; was arrested twice; and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates -- all of which she won,"--NoveList.
Main title:
Imprint:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Collation:
viii, 482 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-466) and index.
Contents:
Contents: An uncredentialed woman, 1916-1954 -- A generous place to live -- Outlaw -- Ladies' nest of owls, and other milestones in the education of Miss Jane Butzner -- The great bewildering world -- Morningside Heights -- Women's work -- Amerika -- Trushchoby -- In the big world, 1954-1968 -- Disenchantment --Ten minutes at Harvard -- A person worth talking to -- A manuscript to show us -- Mother Jacobs of Hudson Street -- The physical fallacy -- West Village warrior -- Luncheon at the White House -- Gas masks at the Pentagon -- On Albany Avenue, 1968-2006 -- A circle of their own -- Settling in -- Our Jane -- Flummoxed -- Adam, Karl, and Jane -- Webs of trust -- Ideas that matter -- Civilization's child.
ISBN:
9780307961907
Dewey class:
711.4092B711.4
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryBiography711.4 JACAvailable
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