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Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family Paperback – May 1, 1997
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The description of Ivan Allan's term as major is based heavily on, and differs little from, the autobiography Mayor: Notes from the Sixties. Unfortunately this reviewer can not comment on sources for Maynard Jackson.
Luckily, I was on a cruise and quite a few sea days to lie back in the sun and savour this wonderful book.
I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone interest in how the South was transformed (both intentionally and unintentionally) by a small number of people with not only immense vision but also immense bravery and a sense of justice.
The detail is incredible, yet it's not tedious and dull. An Atlanta resident, especially, would be interested in knowing how the city - and the region - got to the Olympics, why the city is developed as it is, etc. Why our Airport is named Hartsfield International; why Gone with the Wind was such a big thing; and exactly what role John Wesley Dobbs, Ivan Allen, Maynard Jackson, Sidney Marcus, Martin Luther King, the Woodruffs and Andy Young have had in the city.
A MUST read!!
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I have read this book, and I am not especially impressed. It could have been reduced by 150 pages easy, and the author uses a lot of silly quotes that are meant to flatter the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Pennington
Although the book arrived in a timely manner and in good condition except it was defaced by a thick, black mark across the pages ~ looks as though it was marked with a magic... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Glenda Bouzek
A very interesting book. Well-researched and lots of references that provided additional information. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrea Winders
I was born and raised within blocks of these streets. If you want to know about Atlanta today, this is your book about yesterday - I enjoyed it very much.Published on March 2, 2014 by Anna Foote
This is truly a story - the nonfiction story of Atlanta's relatively recent history. No judgements - just a narrative woven of historical events and their characters. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I'm still reading this book but so far it's very intriguing. If you want to know about Atlanta, GA this is a great startPublished on July 14, 2013 by S. Wilson