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In this erudite and enjoyable Los Angeles Times best seller, Joel Kotkin explores the history of cities around the globe. He argues that urban areas must be places where there is a shared feeling of sacredness, civic identity, and moral order. These exciting concentrations of ideas and energy have long been and should continue to be meaningful in our daily lives.

©2005 Joel Kotkin (P)2005 Recorded Books

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"[A]n accessible general introduction to the history of urban life, culture and spaces." ( Publishers Weekly)

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