The City as History

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The list author says: "The City is a microcosm of life. New York, Chicago, Boston, London, San Francisco, LA, Hong Kong ,Buenes Aires, Mumbai. Millions of people; millions of stories."
The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Modern Library Series)
1.  The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Modern Library Series) by Jane Jacobs
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  "Classic Study of Urban Planning."
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The Devil in the White City:  Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
2.  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
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  "The Chicago Worlds' Fair of 1893 was a memorial to American ingenuity: and the scene of unimaginable horrors."
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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
3.  Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
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Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City
4.  Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City by Jed Horne
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  "Jed Horne was managing editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune when the city went underwater."
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The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
5.  The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas G. Brinkley
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  "Detailed, thorough history of the great deluge by a Tulane University Professor who lived through it."
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Why New Orleans Matters
6.  Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza
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Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
7.  Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas
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  "Pulitzer Prize winning history of the court-ordered desegregation of Boston's public schools, and the racial and social unrest that followed."
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The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America
8.  The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
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  "The overlooked contribution of the Dutch to the Colonial experience of the United States."
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Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City
9.  Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City by Anne-Marie E. Cantwell
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Building Gotham: Civic Culture and Public Policy in New York City, 1898-1938
10.  Building Gotham: Civic Culture and Public Policy in New York City, 1898-1938 by Keith D. Revell
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
11.  The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro
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  "Noted LBJ biographer withe the life of one of the major movers and shakers of New York City."
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New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
12.  New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill Lepore
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  "Well-told account of a little known episode in New York history."
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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
13.  The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David G. McCullough
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  "David McCullough examines the extraordinary story of the Roeblings and their quest to bridge the East River. truly an outstanding book.It's also a biogography of the Roeblings...father and son...who built the bridge."
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The World's Columbian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893
14.  The World's Columbian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Norm Bolotin
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  "The Great Colombian Exposition and its aftermath.The original"Theme Park."
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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record (Dover Architectural)
15.  The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record (Dover Architectural) by Stanley Appelbaum
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City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
16.  City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald L. Miller
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Chicago In and Around the Loop : Walking Tours of Architecture and History
17.  Chicago In and Around the Loop : Walking Tours of Architecture and History by Gerard R. Wolfe
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L.A. Confidential
18.  L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
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  "Corruptiom and Greed in 1950's Los Angeles."
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
19.  The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
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  "The story of the Cholera epidemic of  1846__and the search for its source: a contaminated water fountain."
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City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (Women in Culture and Society)
20.  City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (Women in Culture and Society) by Judith R. Walkowitz
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The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
21.  The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera by Sandra Hempel
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  "The cholera epidemic of 1846 and its aftermath."
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Boston's South End  (MA)   (Then &  Now)
22.  Boston's South End (MA) (Then & Now) by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
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  "Southie...south Boston."
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The Hub: Boston Past and Present
23.  The Hub: Boston Past and Present by Thomas H. O'Connor
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  "Boston: the Paris of America. Home of Emerson, Hawthorne,the Kennedys and Tip O'Neill.  Educational mecca (Harvard, MIT, Vassar). Great town for eating and drinking."
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London: A Social History (A "New York Times" notable book 1995)
24.  London: A Social History (A "New York Times" notable book 1995) by Roy Porter
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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
25.  An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book) by Jim Murphy
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  "Yellow fever almost wiped out Memphis in the 19th century."
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A History of New York (Columbia History of Urban Life)
26.  A History of New York (Columbia History of Urban Life) by François Weil
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  "Well done compendium to New York City by my alma mater, Columbia University."
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First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory (Early American Studies)
27.  First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory (Early American Studies) by Gary B. Nash
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  "Philadelphia gets no respect. Sure, it has the Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin, but it was the cradle of the Constitution. It's like Israel:
"Who Knew?""
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Philadelphia: An American Paris
28.  Philadelphia: An American Paris by Joseph L. Borkson
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The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance
29.  The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance by Robert E. Wright
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Istanbul: Memories and the City
30.  Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
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How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York
31.  How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Sam Bass Warner
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  "Early sociological work on the tenements of Hell's Kitchen in New York City."
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Down and Out in Paris and London
32.  Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
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  "The author of "Animal Farm" and "1984" during a down time."
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Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
33.  Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl E. Schorske
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A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
34.  A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 by Frederic Morton
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Prague: A Cultural History (Interlink Cultural Histories) (Cities of the Imagination)
35.  Prague: A Cultural History (Interlink Cultural Histories) (Cities of the Imagination) by Richard D. E. Burton
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London: A Biography
36.  London: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd
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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
37.  Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
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Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age
38.  Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age by Mosette Glaser Broderick
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  "Stanford White was a brilliant architect. He also had a fixation on a showgirl, Evelyn Nesbitt.  So did a rich but unbalanced Pittsburgh steel magnate, Harry K. Thaw.  One night Harry Thaw shot Stanford White to death, on the terrace of Madison Square Garden, which White designed,
prompting one of the first "trials of the century.""
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A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age
39.  A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age by Richard Rayner
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L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City
40.  L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin
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