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Genius of Common Sense: The Story of Jane Jacobs and The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Written & illustrated by Glenna Lang & Marjory Wunsch

David R. Godine, Publisher

"Rehabilitation of an old buiding by the owner " in
Chapter Twelve: Reviving Cities Everywhere

Praise for Genius of Comon Sense:
It was a revolutionary idea. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published to critical acclaim in 1961, had an immediate impact and forever changed the way people looked at the problems of cities. No stodgy history text … Genius of Common Sense throbs with [Jacobs’s] passionate struggles … a handsome book, loaded with primary sources like photographs and contemporary news accounts that bring alive these stories for any teenager wondering how she can make a difference in the world.
—RUTH CONNIFF, New York Times

Jacobs's exemplary life story is well enough told by Glenna Lang and Marjory Wunsch to engage young readers and interest their elders as well.
—JASON EPSTEIN, New York Review of Books

Available in hardcover in all fine bookstores
or order from godine.com

 

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