'The American College Town' is a welcome addition to the literature on the history and experience of colleges, universities, and their urban settings. --Traditional Dwellings and Settlements
Surpassing his earlier The Los Angeles River, Gumprecht's new book places him among the leading cultural/historical geographers. . . . Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, and enlivened by a former journalist's eye for detail, this will be a classic. . . . Essential. --Choice
If a friend should ever ask for a book that epitomizes the best that geography can offer, I recommend Blake Gumprecht's new volume as a near-perfect candidate. --Journal of Cultural Geography
About the Author
A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers, Blake Gumprecht is an associate professor and chair of geography and associate professor of American studies at the University of New Hampshire. His previous book, 'The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth,' won the J. B. Jackson Prize from the Association of American Geographers.