“This is a wonderful synthesis and excellent piece of scholarship which is also quite readable from a general reader’s perspective. It should add greatly to a broader understanding of the historical development of the cities and region. . . . A huge contribution to the literature of Kansas City’s fascinating history.” --William S. Worley, author of J.C. Nichols and the Shaping of Kansas City
“A well-written and readable volume that will be a major asset to the literature of Kansas City history.” --David Boutros, Assistant Director, State Historical Society of Missouri
About the Author
James R. Shortridge is a professor of geography at the University of Kansas, and author of five previous books including Cities on the Plains: The Evolution of Urban Kansas
and The Middle West: Its Meaning in American Culture,
winner of the American Association of Geographers’ John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize.