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The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
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Sep 24, 2007

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I know some people who will balk at my 3-star rating, so I will explain myself. As a body of work, it is amazing and I adore Jane Jacobs. However, a good portion of this book still manages to be dull, despite being very important. (I can't help it!) I dig nonfiction, and I think 3 stars for a non-fiction book means it's pretty darn good, because who ever finished a cruddy non-fiction book unless they were taking a class? So, I read it voluntarily and give it 3 stars on the highly-sensitive and mysterious non-fiction rating system.
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Edmund Davis-Quinn It's a book I still want to read, but I have trouble getting very far with. But, it's incredibly influential and important. I am very, very glad that Robert Moses didn't get his way with freeways on 42nd Street and through Greenwich Village. That would have been horrible.

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