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Already revered for her seminal 1961 work The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs takes the starring role in a new book, Wrestling With Moses, by former Boston Globe reporter Anthony Flint. Flint chronicles the battles in the ’60s between Jacobs, then a young journalist/activist, and the New York building czar Robert Moses over plans to raze the West Village and build the Lower Manhattan Expressway (neither succeeded). Jacobs was a pioneer, but also an original: How many urban theorists today get arrested on second-degree riot charges?



$27; Random House
Mike Morgan Book Already revered for her seminal 1961 work The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs takes the starring role in a new book, Wrestling With Moses, by former Boston Globe reporter Anthony Flint. Flint chronicles the battles in the ’60s between Jacobs, then a young journalist/activist, and the New York building czar Robert Moses over plans to raze the West Village and build the Lower Manhattan Expressway (neither succeeded). Jacobs was a pioneer, but also an original: How many urban theorists today get arrested on second-degree riot charges? $27; Random House