Triumph of Order offers smart insights into how a city defines quality of life.
(Sam Roberts New York Times
Triumph of Order is the all-too-rare scholarly book that, being so well written, is fully accessible to the proverbial general reader.
(Howard P. Segal Times Higher Education Supplement
Lisa Keller's meticulously researched book invites consideration of a range of issues concerning the urban environment and the politics of public health that will be of interest beyond her major audience of political historians.
(Samantha MacBride H-Urban
Detailed and illuminating.... Throughout her study, Keller compares the historical evidence to twenty-first-century events and compellingly demonstrates how nineteenth-century antecedents have contributed to modern-day perspectives and positions. This brings a refreshing sense of relevance and significance, which is so often lacking from historical studies.
(Journal of American Studies
The value of this book lies in its excellent detailed case studies of the management of particular public events.
Lisa Keller's landmark study of public protest and public order in nineteenth-century London and New York is an outstanding piece of comparative history; it is also full of stimulating and sobering insights into the challenges and constraints of big-city living in our own day.
(David Cannadine, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and author of The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy