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Author: Eric Klinenberg | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: September 11, 2018
An NPR Best Book of 2018
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society.

 
We are living in a time of deep divisions.
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Author: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers | Narrator: Erin Bennett
Release Date: May 15, 2018
The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today.

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale.
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Author: Jon Krakauer | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like a cocoon, shapes a building from the inside out.
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Author: Sonia Smith | Narrator: Mallorie Rodak
Release Date: February 13, 2018
In partnership with Texas Monthly, Sonia Smith's "A Home of Last Resort" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program.

Breaking ground-- and betting big--on a doomsday community for the rich.
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Author: Justin Davidson | Narrator: Eliza Foss and Justin Davidson
Release Date: April 18, 2017
From New York magazine’s architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City—a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city

For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Justin Davidson has explained the ever-changing city of New York to his readers at New York magazine, introducing new buildings, interviewing architects, tracking the way the transforming urban landscape shapes who New Yorkers are.
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Author: James Crawford | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: March 07, 2017
AN INVITING, FASCINATING COMPENDIUM OF TWENTY-ONE OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS LOST PLACES, FROM THE TOWER OF BABEL TO THE TWIN TOWERS

Buildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet.
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Author: Geoff Manaugh | Narrator: Scott Aiello
Release Date: April 05, 2016
Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again.
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Author: Bill Bryson | Narrator: Bill Bryson
Release Date: October 05, 2010
From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history.
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Author: Sally Gable and Carl I. Gable | Narrator: Sally Gable
Release Date: July 05, 2005
Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful–part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables’ lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy.
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Author: Ada Louise Huxtable | Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie
Release Date: October 22, 2004
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography of America's greatest architect

Renowned architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable's biography Frank Lloyd Wright looks at the architect and the man, from his tumultuous personal life to his long career as a master builder.
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