Histories of Cities

I have been reading a number of histories of cities, roughly from their founding to the present day. For the purposes of this list, the books should cover a period of time and should exclude works about a single historical event.
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message 1: by tomlinton (new)

tomlinton I haven't read any
but sent for Kindle samples
on Trieste and Salonica
Athens and Rome
I've covered in other sources
probably nowhere as interesting
as yours
Thanks for the list!


message 2: by Jim (last edited May 29, 2010 05:03AM) (new)

Jim The Salonica and Athens books are particularly good.


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Jim, you don't want fiction on here, do you? I see "Notre Dame" by Hugo as well as one spamming author's novel.


message 4: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Also do you want each history to focus on a specific city? "The Geography of Nowhere" by James Kunstler is a fantastic book, but it's not about one city, or even cities only. It's about the American landscape, predominantly the suburbs.


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