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Author: Mark Oppenheimer
Release Date: October 05, 2021
A piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of a singular community in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, is one of the ol...
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Author: Edward Glaeser and David Cutler
Release Date: September 07, 2021
One of our great urbanists and one of our great public health experts join forces to reckon with how cities are changing in the face of existential threats the pandemic has only accelerated Cities can make us sick. They always have—disease...
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Author: Kristen Radtke | Narrator: Kristen Radtke
Release Date: July 13, 2021
From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This--a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society. One of Lit Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021There is a silent epidemic in America: loneline...
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Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro | Narrator: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Release Date: April 13, 2021
"A casually wondrous experience; it made me feel like the city was unfolding beneath my feet.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick MirrorIn place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey ...
Author: Ben Wilson | Narrator: John Sackville
Release Date: November 10, 2020
From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.In the two hundred millennia of our existence, nothin...
Author: Peter Lunenfeld | Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Release Date: August 11, 2020
An engaging account of the uniquely creative spirit and bustling cultural ecology of contemporary Los AngelesHow did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe's supercities - with unpar...
Author: Lauren Sandler | Narrator: Lauren Sandler
Release Date: April 28, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • From an award-winning journalist, a poignant and gripping immersion in the life of a young, homeless single mother amid her quest to find stability and shelter in the richest city in AmericaLONGLISTED FO...
Author: Conor Dougherty | Narrator: Conor Dougherty
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Shortlisted for The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism • A Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020  • A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice  &bull...
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn | Narrator: Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and Jennifer Garner
Release Date: January 14, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea--deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans--to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to me...
Author: Gene Weingarten | Narrator: Johnathan McClain
Release Date: October 22, 2019
“One of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years”—SlateOn New Year’s Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That da...
Author: Mick Cornett and Jayson White | Narrator: Tom Weitzel
Release Date: September 25, 2018
From four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years.Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities hav...
Author: Eric Klinenberg | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: September 11, 2018
“A comprehensive, entertaining, and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forward.”—Jon StewartNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • “En...