Triumph of the City Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Triumph of the City


  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-02-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1101475676

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Triumph of the City Book Description :

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review

Triumph of the City Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Triumph of the City


  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release Date : 2011-03-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743348956

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Triumph of the City Book Description :

In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact they boldly threw themselves into the information age, adapting and evolving to become the gateways to a globalized and interconnected world. Now more than ever, the well-being of human society depends upon our knowledge of how the city lives and breathes. Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life's work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world's most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can't my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city - from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between - to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them.

Triumph of the City Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Triumph of the City


  • Author : Edward Glaeser
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-03-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230758926

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Triumph of the City Book Description :

Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life’s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world’s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can’t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city – from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between – to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them. 'A masterpiece' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'A brilliant read: persuasive and provocative' Time Out 'Replete with lightly borne learning, this is a tremendous book' Bryan Appleyard, Literary Review 'Fascinating' Sunday Telegraph 'Comprehensive, compelling and strongly recommended" Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt 'A hymn to the city' Metro

The City Game Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The City Game


  • Author : Matthew Goodman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101882832

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The City Game Book Description :

The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era's brightest hopes--racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog--but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949-50 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure. City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. Only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier--and at a time when the National Basketball Association was still segregated--every single member of the Beavers was either Jewish or African American. But during that remarkable season, under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. This team, though, proved to be extraordinary in another way: During the following season, all of the team's starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Almost overnight these beloved heroes turned into fallen idols. The story centers on two teammates and close friends, Eddie Roman and Floyd Layne, one white, one black, each caught up in the scandal, each searching for a path to personal redemption. Though banned from the NBA, Layne continued to devote himself to basketball, teaching the game to young people in his Bronx neighborhood and, ultimately, with Roman's help, finding another kind of triumph--one that no one could have anticipated. Drawing on interviews with the surviving members of that championship team, Matthew Goodman has created an indelible portrait of an era of smoke-filled arenas and Borscht Belt hotels, when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game. It was a time when gangsters controlled illegal sports bettin

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City  Alabama Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama


  • Author : Margaret Anne Barnes
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 0865546134

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The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama Book Description :

Phenix City, Alabama in the 1950s was a lawless place. Attempts were made to clean it up but it wasn't until the assassination of the attorney general-elect of Alabama that troops were called in to help.

Walt Disney Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

Walt Disney


  • Author : Neal Gabler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 851
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679757474

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Walt Disney Book Description :

A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Death and Life of Great American Cities


  • Author : Jane Jacobs
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525432852

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Description :

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Cities  Agglomeration  and Spatial Equilibrium Book

Cities Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium


  • Author : Edward Ludwig Glaeser
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199290444

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Cities Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium Book Description :

Using a series of simple models and economic theory, Glaeser illustrates the primary features of urban economics including the concepts of spatial equilibrium and agglomeration economies.

Triumph of Order Book

Triumph of Order


  • Author : Lisa Keller
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 0231146728

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London s Triumph Book

London s Triumph


  • Author : Stephen Alford
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620408230

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London s Triumph Book Description :

The dramatic story of the dazzling growth of London in the sixteenth century. For most, England in the sixteenth century was the era of the Tudors, from Henry VII and VIII to Elizabeth I. But as their dramas played out at court, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. At the start of the century, England was hardly involved in the wider world and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed something extraordinary happened, which placed London at the center of the world stage forever. Stephen Alford's evocative, original new book uses the same skills that made his widely-praised The Watchers so successful, bringing to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks, and sailors who changed London and England forever. In a sudden explosion of energy, English ships were suddenly found all over the world--trading with Russia and the Levant, exploring Virginia and the Arctic, and fanning out across the Indian Ocean. The people who made this possible--the families, the guild members, the money-men who were willing to risk huge sums and sometimes their own lives in pursuit of the rare, exotic, and desirable--are as interesting as any of those at court. Their ambitions fueled a new view of the world--initiating a long era of trade and empire, the consequences of which still resonate today.