by John Rennie Short, Alabaster Cities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alabaster Cities book, With keen insight and exhaustive research John Rennie Short narrates the story of urban America from 1950 to the present, revealing a compelling portrait of urban transformation. Short chronicles the steady rise of urbanization, the increasing suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the U.S., uncovering the forces behind these shifts and their consequences for American communities. Drawing on numerous studies, first-hand anecdotes, census figures, and other statistical data, Short’s work addresses the globalization of U.S. cities, the increased polarization of urban life in the U.S., the role of civic engagement, and the huge role played by the public sector in shaping the character of cities. With deft analysis the author weaves together the themes of urban renewal, suburbanization and metropolitan fragmentation, race and ethnicity, and immigration, presenting a fascinating and highly readable account of the U.S. in the second half of the twentieth century.
by Lawrence R. Velvel, The Hopes And Fears Of Future Years Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Hopes And Fears Of Future Years book, The Hopes and Fears of Future Years: Loss and Creation is the third book in Dean Lawrence Velvel's quartet, Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam. It is a story of practicing law in Washington in the 1970s and '80s. It tells of egotism, greed, questionable conduct, and outright misconduct. It also tells of trying to negotiate this modern minefield while keeping to older values like honesty, modesty, and hard work.
by Lawrence R. Velvel, Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam book, Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam is a searing look at the determinants of professional success in America during the last half of the 20th century. In this memoir, Velvel offers wide ranging criticism of the dishonesty, elitism, celebrification, and braggadocio that now pave the road to success in modern America.