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The Essential William H. Whyte

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The Essential William H. Whyte offers the core writings of a great observer of the postwar American scene. Included are selections from The Organization Man, Securing Space for Urban America: Conservation Easements, The Last Landscape, The Social Life of Urban Spaces, and City: Rediscovering the Center, as well as many of Whyte's articles from Fortune Magazine.
Paperback, 383 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Fordham University Press
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Although it's shelved with landscape architecture and urbanism books for its content prefiguring Suburban Nation, I found the excerpts from "The Organization Man" more interesting, for its relationship to the "Organization Kid" article.
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William Hollingsworth "Holly" Whyte (1917 - 12 January 1999) was an American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and people-watcher.

Whyte was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and died in New York City in 1999. An early graduate of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware, he graduated from Princeton University and then served in Marine Corps. In 1946 he joined Fortune magazine.
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