The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities looks at business fraud and criminal enterprise, overextended government farm subsidies and zealous transit police, to show what happens when the moral systems of commerce collide with those of politics.
Governor General’s Literary Award – NonfictionFINALIST 1993
"Altogether magnificent… Probably no single thinker has done more in the last fifty years to transform our ideas about the nature of urban life."–Chicago Tribune
About Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works… More about Jane Jacobs