OLMSTED, FL: Selections from The Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted

Olmsted, Frederick Law; Inscoe, John C. (editor). Selections from The Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted. Bedford, St Martin’s, 2014. ISBN: 9781457607134. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#31149) $12.00

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Abridged with an introduction by John C. Inscoe. Title in the Bedord series in history and culture. Map. Photograph of Frederick Law Olmsted, ca. 1860. 170p. Bibliography. Index.

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture.

LANG, G: Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American Cities

Book cover. Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American CitiesLang, Glenna; Wunsch, Marjory. Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of the Death and Life of Great American Cities. David R. Godine, 2009. ISBN: 9781567924565. Unmarked.Very Good. Paperback. (#31148) $12.00

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Signed by Marjory Wunsch on title page. Winner of several awards.

Written by two women who are also illustrators, this well-researched biography captures Jacobs and her world with drawings and period photos. Originally written for young people, adults will also find the book worthwhile.

Illustrated. 128p. Bibliography. Chronology. Notes.

TOUGAS, S: Birmingham 1963: How A Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support

Tougas, Shelly. Birmingham 1963: How A Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support. Compass Point Books, 2011. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31107) $12.00

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Examines a photograph by Charles Moore in May 1963 that documents the Children’s Crusade, a civil rights protest.

Targeted for juveniles. Title in the Captured History series. 64p. Illustrated throughout. Timeline. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.